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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 is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series... read more

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