Design features of industrial exoskeletons

Design features of industrial exoskeletons

Ivan A. Barynkin
Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (RTC), Engineer, 21, Tikhoretsky pr., Saint Petersburg, 194064, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aleksandr A. Ivanov
PhD in Technical Sciences, RTC, Leading Research Scientist, 21, Tikhoretsky pr., Saint Petersburg, 194064, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Received October 17, 2022

Classifications of exoskeletons by design, main areas of application and degree of automation are given. Based on the analysis of the exoskeletons presented on the market, the requirements for an industrial exoskeleton designed for when carrying loads and working with heavy tools are formulated. Solutions are proposed to improve the design of the load-bearing elements of the frame and active elements. Approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of the exoskeleton based on electromyography and indirect methods for measuring the level of metabolism are considered.

Key words
Exoskeleton, wearable robotics, heavy tool, evaluating the effectiveness of the exoskeleton, myography, metabolic cost.

The results were obtained within the framework of the state task of Russian Ministry of Education and Science FNRG-2022-0020 1021101316102-1-2.2.2 № 075-01623-22-01 «Industrial exoskeleton with active drives and passive unloading elements for increasing the functionality of the operator during working with heavy tools».


Bibliographic description
Barynkin, I.A. and Ivanov, A.A. (2022). Design features of industrial exoskeletons. Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, 10(4), pp.304-308.

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