Ascend Smart Knee Robotic Military Legs Test
Roam Robotics’ Ascend Smart Knee made its debut earlier this year, and now, the company has revealed a version for the military. Featuring embedded sensor technology that intuitively senses as well as supports everyday movements, like getting up from a sitting position or navigating steps. In everyday life, these robotic legs can help those who struggle with strenuous or extended activities such as heavy chores or long walks with minimal pain or discomfort. Read more to see the military version get put to the test and a bonus.



These robotic legs are connected to a SmartPack, which boasts integrated microprocessors that utilize proprietary algorithms to recognize user intent and actively direct the device. Users can also use a remote to be in control or easily manage support levels and activity modes on demand. Inside the SmartPack, an air compressor and power source ensure that everything runs smoothly.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Building Set; STEM Kit for Kids and Tech Toy with Remote Control Robots; Inspiring Code and Control Edutainment Fun (949 Pieces)
  • With LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515), kids gain essential STEM skills as they build, code and play with remote-control model robots and intelligent creations that shoot missiles, play ball, drive around and more!
  • With almost 1,000 pieces, including an intelligent Hub, 4 Medium Motors, Color Sensor and Distance Sensor with break-out interface, youngsters can also build their own fun robotic toys and share them online on LEGO Life
  • An easy-to-install rechargeable battery is included, so no need to go hunting for spare batteries when the fun’s about to start
  • Blast stands at over 14” (36cm) tall, while Gelo measures over 9” (24cm) long; The Powered Up components in this set are also compatible with the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (17101), Droid Commander (75253) and others

Roam is focused on a massively underserved market. More than 20 percent of the global population is limited by their body’s mobility, and as medical advancements help people live longer that number is only going to increase. Our approach to wearable robotics works seamlessly with the human body to help people lead healthier, happier and more active lives, unhindered by physical limitations,” said Tim Swift, Roam’s CEO and Founder.

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