Friday, October 1, 2010

Iron man suit

Being Iron man no longer seems to be a childhood dream, as the Raytheon’s second-generation exoskeleton (XOS 2) has been revealed.  The Exoskeleton XOS2 is said to be lighter, faster and stronger than its predecessor while at the same time using only half the energy.

The "wearable robot" has been developed for the U.S. Army.  It is built from a combination of structures, sensors, actuators and controllers, and it is powered by high pressure hydraulics.

Makers say it allows a wearer to easily lift 200lbs hundreds of times without tiring and repeatedly punch through three inches of wood.  

I must say if this is version 2, I would like to see what they come up with in a few years time. I can also imagine a bunch of people buzzing around in their "iron man" suits avoiding traffic and doing house hold chores.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is awesome! What I wouldn't give for my very own Iron Man suit!