Awesome Home-Built Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds Like Nothing

YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on his Elysium-inspired exoskeleton for a long time. Now it's finally paid off: The pneumatic-powered cyborg arms let him curl more than 170 pounds like it's an empty pillow sack, complete with exactly the sort of robotic sounds you'd expect. » 8/30/14 11:19am Saturday 11:19am

Wheelchair User Walks Again With a 3D Printed Exoskeleton

In 1992, Amanda Boxtel suffered a vicious skiing accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors said she would never walk again. This week, she proved them wrong, with the help of the world's first 3D printed exoskeleton that gives her the ability to climb out of her wheelchair and walk once again. » 2/22/14 5:00pm 2/22/14 5:00pm

A Real-Life Iron Man Suit That Could Be as Comfortable as Pajamas

Tony Stark used exotic composites, metal alloys, and other Hollywood-only make-believe materials to build his armor-plated Iron Man suit. But researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute, constrained by the limitations of reality, took a different approach with a muscle-enhancing exoskeleton that could one day… » 6/25/13 5:23pm 6/25/13 5:23pm

Inventor Demos Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton, a Good Getaway Suit

We caught a quick glimpse of the Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton before, but here inventor Che-Wei Wang demonstrates it on himself, explaining how the system gives added power to limbs at key moments. He can power it with a mini scuba tank or one of those CO2 cartridge for pellet guns, but the usage is limited by the… » 5/13/08 6:45pm 5/13/08 6:45pm

New Raytheon XOS Exoskeleton Video Shows How Easy Iron Man's Exercise…

The Sarcos-Raytheon joint effort Exoskeleton has been around for a while, but the companies are trotting it out in honor of the Iron Man movie. This XOS seems really agile and powerful at the same time, but those hooks-for-hands really might be dangerous if you forget you have them on. But as you can see when their… » 5/02/08 3:30pm 5/02/08 3:30pm

Iron Man Review (Verdict: 126 Minutes of Gadget Porn)

The Iron Man flick pressed my buttons from start to finish. Specifically, that little gadget nerd button over my heart, right where Tony Stark's arc reactor plugs in. On one hand, Stark's legendary womanizing, alcoholism and vanity are way underdeveloped. (Disappointingly, Downy Jr. looks too sober.) But if you're at… » 5/01/08 9:19pm 5/01/08 9:19pm

Rent Your Own HAL Exoskeleton For The Low, Low Price of $1000!

Are you a feeble, pasty pansy? For the low price of $1000 a month, you could overcome your physical limitations with a HAL exoskeleton from Cyberdyne. While HAL prototypes have been around for a few years now, Cyberdyne has just begun building a lab that will mass produce 400-500 of the suits per year starting this… » 4/17/08 2:30pm 4/17/08 2:30pm

New Pictures of XOS Exoskeleton Send Sci-Fi Shivers Down Our Spines

Here are new pictures and diagrams of the awesome Sarcos-Raytheon's XOS Exoskeleton, the full-body motion-assisting suit for "super soldier." For the time being it may look as fat and ugly as Iron Monger, but remember Iron Man's clunky beginnings. This may get to the point of being like the hot rod red and gold armor » 4/11/08 12:40pm 4/11/08 12:40pm

Soft Pneumatic Exo-Skeleton Runs on Air, Electronics

Described as a soft and wearable muscle suit, this exo-skeleton is used for the lower body, where its pneumatic muscles help the wearer to lift heavier loads as well as walking. Made by a team from ITP. NYU, it's powered by a small scuba-diving bottle worn on the back, and is triggered when the user flexes his… » 4/11/08 5:17am 4/11/08 5:17am

ReWalk Exoskeleton Leaves T So Speechless He Can't Finish the Headline

Now, if you're a superhuman hero gold chain on legs like me, you don't need this ReWalk exo-skeleton. But there's plenty of people out there who do, such as paraplegics who need to be taught to walk again. Here's the jibber-jabber: Israeli company Taga designed it for Argo Technologies and it uses SolidWorks' 3D CAD… » 4/01/08 8:00am 4/01/08 8:00am