In one of his speeches, Ilon Mask stated that for the survival of man as a species, he needed to “merge” with machines – that is, to become a cyborg. In an environment where the climate is changing ( not for the best ), the ecosystem is degrading and the preparation for the first Martian mission is literally underway , many such statements do not seem to be anything out of the ordinary.
One of the leaders in the field of robotics, Sarcos Robotics (USA) presented its new development – the Guardian GT robot equipped with two-meter hands-manipulators capable of lifting up to 230 kg each. To manage it, the operator puts on a drive exoskeleton. Connecting in one with a robot, a person gains strength, allowing him to move objects weighing up to 500 kg, while applying effort in only 2 kg.
Sarcos Robotics intends to use the Guardian GT for emptying waste containers, overloading metal pipes and performing other loading operations. The robot is equipped with a diesel engine and, according to the developers, is able to move at a speed of 6 km / h for 7 hours, carrying heavy loads.
Unlike cyborg killers from fantastic films, the Guardian GT was created to work out human-machine interactions exclusively for peaceful purposes. In particular, the results obtained can be useful in the future when creating robotic limb prostheses.