Parathletes compete against each other with state-of-the-art technology at the Cybathlon. There are six disciplines for motorized wheelchairs, arm and leg prostheses and exoskeletons, among others. The aim is to complete an obstacle course as correctly as possible. The time required is secondary. The Cybathlon will premiere in Switzerland on October 8, 2016. Around 80 teams from all over the world will take part. The idea behind it comes from the ETH Zurich, which by holding this event wants to break down barriers between people with disabilities, science and the public. More: cybathlon.ethz.ch
The NASA rover Opportunity landed on Mars in January 2004. It is still active today and has managed a driving distance of more than 42 kilometers. The rover was equipped with 35 maxon motors each. With a few modifications, the DC motors have no problem withstanding temperature fluctuations from −120 to +25 °C.