These Robotic Shorts Make Everyday Strolls Feel Like a Moving Airport Walkway

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(Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University)

If you have two functioning legs and a reliable nervous system, walking and running are generally thoughtless tasks. But if you’re a soldier hauling massive amounts of gear on your back for an extended period of time, putting one foot in front of the other can get exhausting.

That’s where the idea for a soft, futuristic “exosuit” came about in 2011 – when DARPA funded a project, called Warrior Web. The U.S. Army partnered with researchers fro

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