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Low Noise, High Efficiency Hydraulics for Mobile Robots

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S2-0190
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB103-001
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Ekso Bionics Inc
1414 Harbour Way South Suite 1201 Richmond, CA 94804-3628
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Low Noise, High Efficiency Hydraulics for Mobile Robots
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-14-9-0001
Award Amount: $995,691.00
 

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.

Principal Investigator:

Russ Angold
CTO
(415) 465-7877
rangold@eksobionics.com

Business Contact:

Russ Angold
CTO
(415) 465-7877
rangold@eksobionics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ekso Bionics Inc
1414 Harbour Way South Suite 1201 Richmond, CA 94804-3628

EIN/Tax ID: 870741846
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No