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Exoskeleton gives soldiers super strength

By T.K. Randall
April 8, 2009 · Comment icon 18 comments

Image Credit: Daren Reehl
A new battery powered exoskeleton has been developed by Lockheed Martin for US soldiers that will allow a person to carry up to 200 pounds while feeling a weight gain of up to only 10 pounds.
Stronger, faster and harder is the promise of a new exoskeleton developed by Lockheed Martin for U.S. soldiers. Dubbed the Human Universal Load Carrier, or HULC, the device helps a soldier carry up to 200 pounds at a top speed of 10 mph."


Source: Discovery Channel | Comments (18)




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Comment icon #9 Posted by expandmymind 15 years ago
think they would let me wear one while laying kerb? it's a killer on the back
Comment icon #10 Posted by newbloodmoon 15 years ago
I can already smell the latest reality show using these exoskeletons to enhance gladiatorial combat. American Gladiators on steroids ... and with exoskeletons.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Malakthrin 15 years ago
Hmmmm, Iron Man???? I was thinking SPARTAN-II Shame it is only for military use, though. I could definitely go for some of that, considering how physically weak I am at the moment If I were to get some, I would definitely mod it to look more Sci-Fi-ish. If anyone were to laugh at me, I would own them
Comment icon #12 Posted by Ghost Ship 15 years ago
If someone were so inclined who had the money and brains they could make such a thing in their garage shop. Albeit you woud have to be pretty damn good to make it state of the art, so the millitary will always be one step ahead.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Smeagol1 15 years ago
Halo anyone?
Comment icon #14 Posted by DieChecker 15 years ago
Amazing technology. Unfortunately with the primary purpose to serve the military. It is not unfortunate if it allows less people to have to serve and it makes our soldiers safer and more efficient. Now they need to work on the Macross Cyclone.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Haj01 15 years ago
One word - Crysis lol, imagine being able to jump 10 feet in the air with that. And if there is someone you don't like, you do a terminator style choke hold, with one arm. Then toss them into the air.... without any effort at all.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Exterminator 15 years ago
lol, imagine being able to jump 10 feet in the air with that. And if there is someone you don't like, you do a terminator style choke hold, with one arm. Then toss them into the air.... without any effort at all. Yea totally!.. Maybe they'll make nanosuits in future... Running like a horse, camouflaging like a chameleon and effortlessly beating the **** out of unlucky punks, Hell YEAH BABY!!!
Comment icon #17 Posted by laveticus666 15 years ago
I can already smell the latest reality show using these exoskeletons to enhance gladiatorial combat. American Gladiators on steroids ... and with exoskeletons. haha it'll be like battle bots meet UFC.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Falt2142 15 years ago
Halo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Masterchief!!!!!!!!!!!!, Spartan II lol


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