Low Noise, High Efficiency Hydraulics for Mobile Robots

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-14-9-0001
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0190
Amount: $995,691.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: SB103-001
Solitcitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Ekso Bionics Inc
1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 1201, Richmond, CA, 94804-3628
Duns: 190152921
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Russ Angold
 CTO
 (415) 465-7877
 rangold@eksobionics.com
Business Contact
 Russ Angold
Title: CTO
Phone: (415) 465-7877
Email: rangold@eksobionics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop an exoskeleton device that significantly reduces the load the user bears while introducing a negligible metabolic impact. The proposed device employs a novel approach to the issues associated with excessive loading and represents a significant deviation from previous attempts to meet this need. We will develop a lightweight lower extremity exoskeleton for load carriage assistance at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6. The device will weigh less than 25 lbs, be able to carry more than 100 lbs, include no active power elements, and be tailored fit the operator. Furthermore, we will provide integrated attachments for customized armor so that the exoskeleton will optimally carry the armor weight. By pursing an integrated approach, we will insure that the armor is both well positioned and well supported.

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