Take the load off: Exoskeleton to enhance safety, retention for aerial porters, others
Chief Master Sgt. Sean Storms, aerial port manager with the Air Force Reserve Command’s 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio pushes oversized cargo across the floor of a C-17 Oct. 6, 2022, during an Air Force Research Laboratory demonstration of a pneumatically-powered exoskeleton system developed by ROAM Robotics. This technology, supported by AFRL’s Center for Rapid Innovation, was designed to assist aerial porters load and unload heavy cargo and is intended to minimize manpower needed as well as prevent injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo / Patrick O’Reilly)
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