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U.S. Marines to Get 'Alpha' Exoskeleton for Super Strength

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The new exoskeleton.

The U.S. Marine Corps will test applications for its Guardian XO Alpha powered exoskeleton.

Credit: Sarcos Robotics

The U.S. Marine Corps will test use cases of Guardian XO Alpha, a wearable robotic exoskeleton from the defense-focused subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics.

The powered exoskeleton, developed for industrial use, aims to give users enhanced strength. Its immediate applications will be in logistics, particularly heavy lifting.

Said Sarcos Defense's Ben Wolff, "Our military branches need to regularly address changing personnel issues and reduce the risk of injury from performing heavy-lifting tasks. We believe that our full-body, powered exoskeletons will be a huge benefit to the Marines, as well as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and [the U.S. Army Special Operations Command], who we are also working with on our exoskeleton technology."

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