Personalized Exoskeletons Are Making Strides Toward a Man-Machine Interface
Proponents of the technological singularity theory insist that it’s only a matter of time before mankind finally merges with machines, creating a new order of being on planet Earth. While much of this discussion focuses on artificial intelligence, our cyborg future will surely include a physical component as well.
Now comes word that researchers are developing a new kind of personalized exoskeleton system that customizes itself on the fly. Designed to react and adapt to each individual wearer, the system can significantly reduce energy expenditure on everyday activities such as walking, effectively improving human stamina like a fast-forward evolution button.