Thursday, July 15, 2010

Absolute Coolness

Exoskeleton for troops getting closer by the day.

Of course I can help but wonder how long before we can throw some heavy armor and big guns on there... but that's just the Space Marine/Starship Troopers fan in me.  On a serious note, this is one of the most useful things I've seen in development for us grunts.


teke175 said...

Looks cool. However I don't think I want to be climbing rocky surfaces with anything between the soles of my shoes and the ground. It's hard enough keeping traction with direct contact

Fred said...

Depending on what they use for the sole, and if they include a force feedback loop of some sort, it might even be easier. From what I've seen before it is meant to have a sort of balance assist deally (technical term) to help with off center heavy loads.

I guess we'll see when it starts getting out there.