Although exoskeletons are nothing new &mdash remember the Bleex? &mdash the Biomechatronics Group from MIT's Media Lab has come up with a smaller, more discrete number. Although it can only carry 80 pounds (compared to the Bleex's upper limit of 220 pounds), associate professor Hugh Herr hopes that in the future, exoskeletons will be another way of getting around. "Our dream is that 20 years from now, people won't go to bike racks, they'll go to leg racks" he says.
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