October 11, 2013
Exoskeletons For Soldiers
The U.S. Army is working to develop an Iron Man-like suit that would give soldiers superhuman strength. This exoskeleton called the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) is essentially “smart armor” that would have layers of smart materials fitted with sensors, as well as, a wearable computer similar to Google Glass. It would monitor soldiers’ vitals and use hydraulics to increase strength. It would be “power monitoring, health monitoring, and integrating a weapon” all in “one” but they say no “one” industry can build it so they’re calling on research and development organizations, private industry as well as government labs and academia to support the project.
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