Lockheed Martin Unveils Exoskeleton Technology at AUSA Winter Symposium
The Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC(TM)) exoskeleton, introduced at the Association of the United States’ Army Winter Symposium in
“With our enhancements to the HULC system, Soldiers will be able to carry loads up to 200 pounds with minimal effort,” said
Dismounted Soldiers often carry heavy combat loads that increase stress on the body, leading to injuries and exhaustion. HULC transfers the weight from heavy loads to the ground through the battery-powered, titanium legs of the lower-body exoskeleton. An advanced onboard micro-computer ensures the exoskeleton moves in concert with the individual. HULC’s completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton design allows for deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting with minor exertion.
Lockheed Martin’s advanced technology systems will now include ground Soldier solutions such as wearable situational awareness equipment and mobility assistance systems. Additional technological advancements will focus on specific user needs and performance requirements. Lockheed Martin is also exploring exoskeleton designs to support industrial and medical applications.
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