EXOPS stands for Fourier Exoskeleton & Robotics Open Platform System. We provide an open platform to educate, promote and accelerate the development of exoskeleton and robotics system for future meaningful real-life adoption.
Why start EXOPS?
Exoskeletons are recent inventions; instead, they dated back for years. Some of the biggest reasons they have yet to become more visible in our daily life have to do with the efficient and meaningful application and its high prices. Likewise, lab researchers also struggle with the financial costs of building and buying exoskeleton for research purposes. However, being open could pool all resources for the greater good. By providing EXOPS, researchers don't have to reinvent the wheel by building exoskeletons from the ground up and accelerate the exploration and cooperation.
Who needs EXOPS?
Anyone who is aspired to make a contribution to the research and development of robotics technology. Such as robotic laboratories, research Institutes and all institute of higher learnings.
What does EXOPS provide?
EXOPS is the first of its kind to provide an software-centric platform with modular hardware while delivering the multiple locomotion patterns to global creators. It provides hardware, API, SDK, development support, etc.
Fourier has designed the new generation of Exoskeleton Robot – Fourier X2. With the powerful actuating system, multisensory fusion technology and core motion control algorithm, X2 applies to walking assistance, rehab training and enhancement of motor functions.
Main Motion Control Unit (MMU)
Fourier has designed a proprietary motion control unit, providing competitive Floating Point Calculations that is essential for high-speed communication, real-time data acquisition and accurate task execution via CAN Open/ Ethernet API .
The actuating units are located at hip and knee joints, with integrated motors and reducers to help X2 deliver powerful torque output.
Force Sensing System
While walking with X2, the built-in sensors will detect the force from you and dynamically adjust the power output, allowing for a variety of operating modes including passive, active and assistive mode.
Innovate Together：EXOPS+ NI Platform
Using the NI platform, including a CompactRIO embedded system and a real-time controller with an FPGA control architecture provided by Single-Board RIO, to acquire data from various sensors and control peripheral units, high-speed communication devices, and actuators; and using LabVIEW software to acquire reliable data by conducting real-time analysis and applying various robot control algorithms to dramatically reduce development time.
EXOPS connects and integrates local and cloud-based services & APIs: enabling the application of different AI capacities, allowing the development of exoskeleton and robotics innovation via various interface including CAN Bus, Ethernet, PCI, etc.
The EXOPS’s SDK gives access to the complete set of features of the exoskeleton and robotics control. Users could adjust gait trajectory, velocity, force assistance and also complete the PID, impedance and adaptive control.
EXOPS offers professional consultation such as experts from University of Melbourne and engineers from National Instruments and Fourier Intelligence, online teaching course, materials download centers to provide an efficient data sharing platform.
What is the EXOPS Frame Like?
Application in Multiple Areas
Geriatric & Assistive
Being an open, software centric platform, EXOPS collects information enriched by the sensors, motions, generating precious added-value to satisfy individual needs.
EXOPS strengthens and deepens the understandings of exoskeleton and also expands the possibilities in academic communication and research cooperation via this robust, feature-rich and advanced platform.
Empowers technical support and service for consultancy of product information to reinforce EXOPS innovative technologies.