This Crazy Exoskeleton Suit Gives Schoolgirls (or Anyone) Super Powers

There are two paths to gaining super powers that don't involve mutations, radiation, or intergalactic origins. You can go the RoboCop route, where your body—or what's left of it—is permanently melded to a robotic frame. Or the Iron Man route, where you temporarily don a robotic supersuit and kick ass. The latter… » 7/08/13 1:16pm 7/08/13 1:16pm

HAL Robo-Suit Exoskeleton Hits the Streets of Tokyo

Remember that HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) exoskeleton from the real-life Cyberdyne? Ahead of plans to rent the suit to those with mobility issues (or Iron Man fantasies), it's now being tested on the streets of Tokyo. Here's the video: » 9/10/09 7:15am 9/10/09 7:15am

PISCES Exoskeletons Turn Every Solider Into Aquaman

Apparently the military has been working with West Florida's Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) for several years trying to develop an underwater exoskeleton » 9/18/08 11:45am 9/18/08 11:45am that would improve a soldier's speed and endurance underwater. Much like early pioneers of flight, IHMC has looked to nature to provide answers. So …

Video: Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed Man Walk For First Time In Twenty…

One of the coolest realms of technology currently transitioning from sci-fi to practical is that of exoskeletons. Above is an astonishing video of one such device in action, a medical model that helps a quadriplegic man walk for the first time in 20 years. The exoskeletons are still in development, with the one in… » 7/21/08 8:40pm 7/21/08 8:40pm

Nissan Uses Old Suit To Build Cars, Score Early Bird Specials

To help its engineers better understand the challenges that the elderly have behind the wheel (and feed the fears of Japan's midlife crisis population), Nissan has developed an "old suit" simulating stiff movements, blurred vision, bad balance and extra weight (probably to simulate weaker strength). It all makes sense to … » 4/16/08 8:51am 4/16/08 8:51am