by David Crane
"ArmdLbrl" at TacticalForums.com has started an excellent thread over there about the Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX) program, which is being funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD).
DARPA’s been working on this thing for quite some time. It’s a very interesting program, and well worth taking a few minutes to learn more about it.
DefRev highly recommends you read the TacticalForums.com thread, which contains some excellent hi-res pics and links to MPEG video of the system. Here’s the link:…
Betterhumans.com also has a story on the Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX) program. The story is titled "Robotic Legs Closer for US Soldiers: Lower body exoskeleton could also help firefighters and rescue workers". Click here to read it.
Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX) Video: