Saturday, May 10, 2008

Rise of the Robocops

Remember the ending of Aliens, where Sigourney Weaver dons the exoskeleton and fights the queen? So do the engineers at Sarcos, the robotics firm which created XOS, an exoskeleton for use by US troops.

With the exoskeleton, soldiers can lift and maneuver weights far exceeding their own. The hope is that it will speed construction and similar operations. But later models are already being designed with greater things in mind - such as flight and combat.

I decided to include the link to the original BBC article, as it contains several video clips you will find interesting.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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