Exoskeleton robot suit helps Berkeley student walk at commencement

Summary:Cal student Austin Whitney, a paraplegic, walks at Saturday's commencement ceremony using an exoskeleton suit designed by professor Homayoon Kazerooni and his graduate robotics students.

Cal student Austin Whitney, a paraplegic, walks at Saturday's commencement ceremony using an exoskeleton suit designed by professor Homayoon Kazerooni and his graduate robotics students. SmartPlanet shows you raw video of Whitney trying on the suit for the first time and walking at graduation.

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