Military exoskeleton prototype – mech-warriors in the offing

Paul Raven @ 28-11-2007

Sarcos robot exoskeleton It’s not quite the loader that Ripley uses to ass-kicking effect in Aliens, but it’s a (mechanically augmented) step in the right direction. A robotics startup called Sarcos has been demoing a prototype robotic exoskeleton that mimics the movements of its human operator while amplifying his (or her) strength. Don’t rush off to your local recruiting station just yet, though – Sarcos estimates a five year development process before the suit is ready to rock. There’s a video if you want to click through on the link, by the way. [Via OhGizmo!][Image lifted from linked article]

[tags]robot, military, exoskeleton, prototype[/tags]
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3 Responses to “Military exoskeleton prototype – mech-warriors in the offing”

  1. kenji says:

    now, try to run and hide using that 😉

  2. Jeremy Eades says:

    I want one. Well, I want v2.0

  3. Hippie says:

    I’d like to know how much noise it makes, and how long it will run under it’s own power.