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Check out the first quote, the images are from 2014. What a difference 5 years make!Exoskeleton competition 2019. Image quality rather poor.
Interesting development, field logistics was one of the fields identified as a possible area of early adaption for early gen exo suits.One more...
The problem then is the need for dexterity. That would demand a complex design. That allows both dexterity and support. Something simple is better even if it’s just looping a sling around it.Interesting development, field logistics was one of the fields identified as a possible area of early adaption for early gen exo suits.
However, I think they need to provide wrist and hand powered support also for tasks like loading cannon rounds.
The wrist is the weakest part of the equation in terms of human arm lifting and loading capabilities. It’s easy for regular people to develop their arm muscles to the point where they can lift more weight then their wrists can support, which is why wrist injuries are very frequent.
Most military high explosives are highly stable. You can shoot a block of C4 without it going Boom. But taze it and boom. Modern Military grade and commercial grade are very safe. It’s the anarchist cookbook stuff that is iffy. The stuff in a homemade suicide vest isn’t likely to be designed with safety in mind. But the stuff in a 155mm Howitzer shell is likely very safe even from rough handling after all guys like him are sling shells like that all the time.Awkward and dangerous when handling high explosive, especially in combat conditions.
The main weakness of a Human loader in a tank is not fatigue. It’s a very rare tank battle that last more than a few rounds down the tube. The main issue is round placement.I know Chinese tanks currently do not use a loader, and instead use autoloaders, but with such technology, one of the main weaknesses of having a human loader - fatigue, can be significantly mitigated.