Look out Iron Man. Stormtroopers. Transformers. The real super exoskeleton is on its way. Forget about the zombie apocalypse. Can a humanoid-robot-cyborg be in our immediate future and walking our streets?
Exoskeletons, being developed by governments and the private sector, have been making mind-boggling strides in recent years. Thanks to lots of R&D and funding.
Purpose: increases human strength, agility and endurance capabilities. Ideally, the wearer can walk, run, be agile, and readjust. They allow for mobility and gait and the user can lift more weight than humanly possible. The user can climb stairs and use ramps. They are relentless Just like Iron Man, Except people cannot fly and blast people and aliens. Or will we?
Exoskeletons are powered by electrical and hydrolic systems and employ sensors and computer processors. These suits can be used on Earth and in space. They can move people, gear, and used in battles.
Can the exoskeleton one day help people to step out of their wheel chair and walk? Will they help the elderly to rise up and walk like they did in their youth? Perhaps, depending on the type and level of the disability.
But it is easy to see the amazing and awesome potential for military and civilian uses of exoskeletons.
Aliens was a fun sci-fi movie that could have been years ahead of its time. Remember Ripley?
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