The tasks in the Powered Exoskeleton Race reflect everyday activities such as getting up from a sofa and overcoming obstacles such as stairs, ramps or slopes. Navigation in confined spaces such as doorways or between furniture are further challenges.

At the CYBATHLON 2020 the pilots have to solve six different tasks. The pilot that solves the most tasks in the least amount of time correctly wins the race. The pilot may skip certain tasks but cannot return to them later.