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Ripley's power loader from 'Aliens' is now real

Posted on Thursday, 12 December, 2019 | Comment icon 11 comments

The Guardian XO looks like it belongs in a sci-fi movie. Image Credit: YouTube / IEEE Spectrum
The Guardian XO is a fully working powered exosuit that enables the wearer to lift and move heavy loads.
Developed by Sarcos Robotics, the impressive device, which has been designed primarily with military and industrial applications in mind, takes all the strain off the wearer's arms, legs and back so that large, heavy objects can be picked up and carried around with ease.

With a hot-swappable battery lasting up to eight hours, the exosuit doesn't interfere with the wearer's ability to move and walk around and is capable of lifting loads of up to 200 pounds.

The first units, which will be going to the US military, are set to roll out in January while commercial units will be available for businesses to purchase in late 2020.
In a recent demonstration, the Guardian XO was shown enabling a single worker to move a missile from one location to another - a job that would have typically taken three people.

The exosuit will also prove particularly useful in the construction industry where it will make it possible for workers to move girders, piles of bricks and other materials quickly and easily.

You can check out the Guardian XO in action in the video below.

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Tags: Exoskeleton

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by moonman on 12 December, 2019, 17:49
Yeah....not quite like the movie, at all.
Comment icon #3 Posted by The Eternal Flame on 12 December, 2019, 17:59
Its begining to look alot like in the movie transformers?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 12 December, 2019, 20:20
Get away from her you $%$%$$
Comment icon #5 Posted by The Eternal Flame on 12 December, 2019, 20:29
Who are you talking to? Just by curiosity? Dont just mute.
Comment icon #6 Posted by AstralHorus on 12 December, 2019, 21:10
You can easily lift things, or easily topple foreign governments you dont agree with.
Comment icon #7 Posted by AstralHorus on 12 December, 2019, 21:12
I believe he is talking to the alien queen who has stolen a young girl he/she is saving 
Comment icon #8 Posted by rashore on 12 December, 2019, 21:23
  Astral is right. It's a scene in the movie where Ripley is wearing the power loader suit and is telling the queen to get away from a child.  I can't remember the whole scene off hand, but I do remember that phrase, lol.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 12 December, 2019, 21:27
It's a quote from Ripley. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by DreadLordAvatar on 13 December, 2019, 4:29
Not bad gurgle for a human gulp
Comment icon #11 Posted by Brassboy86 on 18 December, 2019, 20:22
The actual power loader could be built and function better than this garbage and probably be a little cheaper since it used more conventional actuation. This thing seems half as functional and honestly just totally lacks any cool factor.

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