Several active exoskeletons necessary for performing various tasks are being developed today for the Russian army, Maxim Skokov, deputy company participating in this project “Rostec-Trusted Platforms – Robotic Complexes” (RT-DP RK), said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“We participated in cooperation on the development of an active exoskeleton for the needs of the Ministry of Defense and in 2019 we successfully defended our part of the work. The head performer of the work was the Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (Central Research Institute of Technical Cybernetics). Several variations of exoskeletons were developed, sharpened for different tasks,” he said.
The interlocutor of the agency explained that the first type of exoskeletons being developed for the Russian army will perform the so-called marching missions, when a soldier needs to move quickly, effectively perform dynamic combat missions. The second – tasks of a sedentary type. “For example – sappers, miners who don’t need to run anywhere, but they work with heavy gear and equipment. The third group is rigging, various loading operations,” Skokov said.
Speaking about the exoskeleton of his own design, the deputy head of the RT-DP RK noted that their development belongs to the first type and is distinguished by high ergonomics: “The exoskeleton should not hinder the movement of a soldier, and there are certain successes in this direction. A soldier equipped with our skeleton can without additional efforts to sit, run, lie down, roll for cover, and so on. “