Rubicon Global Partners with Georgia Technology’s EPIC Lab on Trash Collector Exoskeleton

Rubicon Global and Georgia Tech are banding together to develop an exoskeleton that will improve the health of waste slingers, one of the most taxing labor jobs in the country.

The “Uber for recycling” partnered with ramblin wreck engineers in the Exoskeleton and Prosthetic Intelligent Controls (EPIC) Lab led by Dr. Aaron Young to first overhaul a human subject study of waste slingers in Atlanta. Results of the study will determine how Tech engineers will develop a supportive exoskeleton technology through musculoskeletal modeling, which involves analyzing the dynamics of the muscle and bone within the body.

Here’s a gallery of an already existing exoskeleton prototype at the EPIC Lab. Rubicon and Georgia Tech plan to develop a prototype following their research study:

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