MSU STrength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeleton (STARX) Team

February 21, 2018

Below is a message from the president of the MSU STARX Team.

Hi All,

My name Joey Lucas and I am the the president of a new registered student organization on campus called the STARX Team. The MSU STARX Team (STrength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeleton) is designing and manufacturing a strength-augmenting robotic exoskeleton suit. The MSU STARX Team is split into 3 sub-teams; an Electrical Team, a Mechanical Team, and a Biosystems/Kin team. Each team has a responsibility for certain aspects of the exoskeleton suit and gives everyone the opportunity to work on the part that interests them.

University of Michigan also has an exoskeleton team and is starting to host a yearly competition called the ACE Competition. Their first competition will be in May 2018 and will be against a handful of other schools (mostly Big Ten Schools) that have similar teams. The competition is to put your suit to the test and run it through something called a “fireman’s challenge” to test our suit for real life applications. The team will be sending those who worked on the suit out for the competition.

Here in Michigan, we are dominated by the automotive industry. While this field is still extremely important to our Michigan roots, there is a significant number of the MSU engineering student population that have interests outside of the automotive industry. One of the main goals of this group is to capture the underrepresented students that want to contribute to a project within the high-tech field of robotics or have an interest in biomedical focused applications within engineering. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, check out the links below.

If you want more info, please check out the the team info slides:

If you are interested in joining the team, please do so at the following link:

We look forward to working with you soon!

-Joey Lucas