Sep 2, 2020

Sarcos Robotics’ wearable industrial exoskeletons

Sarcos Robotics
automation
Robotics
AI
William Smith
2 min
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Sarcos Robotics is developing the Guardian XO powered exoskeleton, boosting safety and productivity in multiple fields
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Sarcos Robotics is developing the Guardian XO powered exoskeleton, boosting safety and productivity in multiple fields...

With companies such as Boston Dynamics firing the public imagination with the humanoid Atlas and dog-like Spot robots, others are seeking to instead augment human workers to enhance productivity.

One such example is Salt Lake City, Utah-based Sarcos Robotics. While software robots are transforming the business landscape in the form of robotic process automation (RPA), hardware robots have long been a fixture in automotive environments.

The company, which was founded in 1983, is developing the Guardian XO powered exoskeleton, which it says is designed for boosting safety and productivity in fields such as manufacturing, construction and logistics.

The platform allows users to interact with loads of up to 90 kg without strain, and “amplifies” the user’s strength up to 20 times, while being battery powered for mobility.

The company yesterday announced a $40mn Series C round led by Rotor Capital Partners, alongside Schlumberger.

In a press release, Ben Wolff, chairman and CEO, said: “The Sarcos team achieved a significant engineering feat last year by completing the R&D phase of the world’s first battery-powered, full-body industrial exoskeleton—the Guardian XO.

“In addition, we will also advance the development of our ‘smart’ version of the Guardian XO exoskeleton with our Cybernetic Training for Autonomous Robots (CYTAR™) artificial intelligence platform, which will enable the robot to augment the operator’s precision and skill to complete specific tasks.”

The company said it would use the funds to begin commercial production of the XO exoskeleton, with an eye on commercial release in 2021.

Brian Finn, Partner, Rotor Capital, said:. “While there is no question that automation is solving many of these challenges, there are many jobs across a wide range of industries that don’t involve repetitive tasks in a constrained environment. For these jobs, human intelligence and judgment are essential. Sarcos is one of the few industrial robotics companies focused on human augmentation rather than human replacement, delivering the economic and safety benefits of automation to those jobs that can’t be automated because of the complexity of the task or the environment.”

(Image: Sarcos Robotics)

Share article

Aug 4, 2021

CoreFlex Solutions, Value-Based Transformational Outcomes

CoreFlexSolutions
TheTileShop
digitaltransformation
digitalsolutions
2 min
Leveraging CoreFlex Solutions, The Tile Shop is on its way to extracting maximum value from Salesforce and SAP

CoreFlex Solutions is focused on providing the right solutions that address the needs and values of clients in 5 key areas: Salesforce, Digital, Integration, Testing and Operations. From project initiation and early onset thinking to defining requirements and execution, CoreFlex delivers transformational outcomes and have been a trusted, valued partner for The Tile Shop in executing Salesforce and upgrading SAP.

“CoreFlex has been very helpful. They know Salesforce, and they've made it very stable. They've been able to make improvements. But they also happen to be a great SAP offshore partner for us, and they're helping us with our SAP upgrade with QA and so forth,” said Christopher Davis, Chief Information Officer at The Tile Shop.

“The nice thing about CoreFlex is I've worked with them multiple times, over many different companies, and their leadership knows what they do well, can tell you what they will do and do it. But they also have that great thing about a partnership where they'll tell you what they don't do. And so when I go to them, I always know what I'm going to get. I'm going to get transparency, clarity, and good quality. “ 

 

Salesforce Implementations

Although Salesforce is a flexible platform that offers powerful capabilities and can be quickly implemented to support a myriad of business and customer-facing functions, many go wrong in their implementations and fail to extract optimal outcomes. Holding over 80 person-years of Salesforce experience, CoreFlex can help customers who struggle with adoption rates and underutilize Salesforce to improve effectiveness by offering services such as health checks, validations, pilots and Proof of Concepts (POCs).

 

SAP Services

CoreFlex offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAP service offerings to help you maintain your competitive advantage in today’s highly competitive and dynamic markets.

CoreFlex holds expertise in Consumer Products, Logistics, Healthcare and Software Engineering domains.

Find out more about their full suite of services that span the complete lifecycle of SAP enterprise solutions.

 

Share article