Nonprofit SRI spins off wearable robotics suit startup Superflex

Nonprofit research center SRI, which came out of Stanford University, is spinning out wearable robotics company Superflex. The technology underlying the company originally came out of a DARPA-funded program to enhance soldier performance as well as to reduce their risk of injury and increase the equipment weight they can carry. "SRI has always operated at the epicenter of global robotics innovation while solving some of the toughest technological challenges, and the evolution of Superflex is a great demonstration of those capabilities," said Manish Kothari, president of SRI Ventures, in a statement. SRI has created more than 60 startups, with a total market value worth over $20 billion. More