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Robotics making strides…

…for those who can’t. This SmartPlanet article rounds up four exoskeleton-type systems that assist users in walking and climbing stairs. What they have in common are true mobility and that, with FDA approvals and right financing, can go to market within 1-2 years: eLEGS from Berkeley Bionics, the ReWalk from Israel’s Argo Medical Technologies, Honda’s Stride Management belt and Walk Assist Legs and New Zealand’s Rex Bionics. And Robosoft’s Kompai is also mentioned [TA 14 Sept]. For the real robot uprising, look to the disabled.