news    views    podcast    learn    |    about    contribute     republish    
Share this article: facebook . twitter . linkedin . reddit

Graduating without a wheelchair

May 15, 2011

CBS News Sunday Morning featured a UC Berkeley graduate who was able, using an exoskeleton constructed by UC Berkeley’s Robotics & Human Engineering Laboratory, to stand and accept his diploma.
Just down the road is Berkeley Bionics, a UC Berkeley spin-off and designer of HULC and eLEGS exoskeletons. eLEGS is a wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device that enables people with paralysis to stand up and walk. The exoskeleton is battery-powered and untethered. Presently it is used under medical supervision for rehabilitation and training.

Frank Tobe
guest author
Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

comments powered by Disqus

Autonomous Aircraft by Xwing
July 12, 2021

Are you planning to crowdfund your robot startup?

Need help spreading the word?

Join the Robohub crowdfunding page and increase the visibility of your campaign