The next step for infantry soldiers with HERCULE, the new collaborative robot exoskeleton

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MILIPOL 2011
Worldwide Exhibition of Internal State Security
Paris, France

18 - 21 October 2011
 
DGA HERCULE project at Milipol 2011
 
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 11:20 PM
 

The next step for infantry soldiers with HERCULE, the new collaborative robot exoskeleton.

At MILIPOL 2011 a French Defence Company has developed in collaboration with the DGA (French General Directorate for Armament) a collaborative exoskeleton robot (HERCULE), designed to assist a human for carrying and handling heavy loads. The HERCULE project established by the DGA, and French companies are currently developing an exoskeleton robot to help for the transport of heavy charge. The exoskeleton could also serve to attend the soldiers and increase their carrying capacity and endurance on the battlefield.
     

At MILIPOL 2011 a French Defence Company has developed in collaboration with the DGA (French General Directorate for Armament) a collaborative exoskeleton robot (HERCULE), designed to assist a human for carrying and handling heavy loads. The HERCULE project established by the DGA, and French companies are currently developing an exoskeleton robot to help for the transport of heavy charge. The exoskeleton could also serve to attend the soldiers and increase their carrying capacity and endurance on the battlefield.

     

HERCULE consists of "mechatronic" legs (combining mechanics, computer and electronics) supporting a dorsal structure enabling the user to carry a load effortlessly. It will be soon equipped with "mechatronic" arms in order to handle heavy loads.

What makes it unique is that it is not radio-controlled; it automatically detects body movements and only follows them by supporting efforts instead of the human. Unlike other competing projects, its patented technology gives it exceptional performance and compactness

Its battery life is about 20 km at a moving speed of 4 KM/h. HERCULE will have the capacity to carry up to 100 kg.

Application:
- Fireman, Special Forces, Infantry: transport of heavy equipment to intervention sites.
- Medical field: handling of disabled patients.
- Construction, logistic: transport of heavy loads.

     
At MILIPOL 2011 a French Defence Company has developed in collaboration with the DGA (French General Directorate for Armament) a collaborative exoskeleton robot (HERCULE), designed to assist a human for carrying and handling heavy loads. The HERCULE project established by the DGA, and French companies are currently developing an exoskeleton robot to help for the transport of heavy charge. The exoskeleton could also serve to attend the soldiers and increase their carrying capacity and endurance on the battlefield.
     
At MILIPOL 2011 a French Defence Company has developed in collaboration with the DGA (French General Directorate for Armament) a collaborative exoskeleton robot (HERCULE), designed to assist a human for carrying and handling heavy loads. The HERCULE project established by the DGA, and French companies are currently developing an exoskeleton robot to help for the transport of heavy charge. The exoskeleton could also serve to attend the soldiers and increase their carrying capacity and endurance on the battlefield.
 

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