The first robot exoskeleton in China, AIDER, has officially been released lately in Chengdu of southwest China's Sichuan province, The Paper reported.
The robot exoskeleton has been developed by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China based in Chengdu, and can be worn by its users, aiming to help disabled people walk independently.
The dozens of censors in the AIDER can detect the user's intentions and send them as electronic signals to the control unit of the robot. The various components of the AIDER then work together in a coordinated fashion helping the user move freely.
After six years of hard work and technological innovation, the successful release of AIDER makes China the fourth country in the world to develop the cutting-edge technology, after the United States, Israel and Japan.
One of the developers, Cheng Hong, told reporters that the robot exoskeleton can also be used in military and sports applications as it can help users carry heavy objects. A single soldier with the robot exoskeleton can carry items as heavy as 90 kilograms, added Cheng.
AIDER has entered the stage of low-volume production and more clinical trials will also be undertaken, the report said.