The Swiss public broadcaster showed and explained Robo-Mate modules as part of its coverage of the "Cybathlon". The journalist who tried the active arms apparently did like the experience: she wanted them to move house. However, Massimo Di Pardo from Centro Ricerche Fiat sees some other, slightly more urgent application areas.
On 30 August, Robo-Mate presented the final prototypes of its three modules to companies in Sibiu, Romania
The first tests are over: To assess usability, effectiveness and efficiency, eight persons have performed 3 tasks with and without exoskeleton modules in the Robo-Mate labs in Switzerland. The main result: The modules are effective and efficient, but usability has to be improved.
Robo-Mate has tested its three modules in ZHAW's labs in Winterthur, Switzerland. The lab tests serve a twofold purpose: First, results can be used to adjust either the prototype or the testing plan for the tests in real industrial scenarios. Second, in a controlled environment engineers can include a number of measurements that they could not include in an industrial scenario (for example with EMG, force plate, and video recording).