Posted by: Nar Williams | June 2, 2008

Cyborg Soldiers Closer to Reality with Raytheon Sarcos Exoskeleton

Choose whatever sci-fi reference you want: Robocop, Iron Man, Terminator — the Raytheon Sarcos Exoskeleton is little of each, and could lead to a legion of half-man, half-machine storm troopers.

Built from a combination of sensors, actuators and controllers, the futuristic suit enables a user to easily carry a man on his back or lift 200 pounds several hundred times without tiring. Yet the suit, which is being developed for the U.S. Army, is also agile enough to let its wearer kick a soccer ball, punch a speed bag, and climb stairs and ramps with ease.

Check out the video for a really cool, semi-scary demonstration of the robot suit in action.

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