Sarcos was incorporated in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1983 as
an R&D company and is active in the field of robotics since
1992. Sarcos was one of two contractors pursuing DARPA's Exoskeleton
program, a futuristic concept enabling warfighters to "run
faster, leap further and carry up to 150 lbs or more".
This capability could enable soldiers operating at high risk
conditions to carry significantly heavier body armor than is
presently possible. Sarcos is expected to deliver a prototype
exoskeleton for US Army testing by next year (2008). Following
these tests, DARPA plans to transition the technology to the
US Army PEO Soldier for further development.