Robot Exoskeleton in the US Army

Now, I think all or at least most of us have heard of the movie The Terminator (1984) with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  That was exactly what I thought of when I saw this CNN video on a Robotic Exoskeleton the Army is using.  Yes, that’s exactly what I said, robotic exoskeleton.  It allows a person, mainly soldiers to step into the robotic structure and operate it.  It enables average men to lift five-hundred pounds of weight and load missiles onto planes without breaking a sweat.  It doesn’t hinder their ability to maneuver; the person operating the machine can still run and jump.  However, swimming may be out of the picture right now.  

The biotech engineers are currently working on a way to make this robot free-moving.  This way, the soldier would be able to leave the robot and it could continue without someone to direct it.  This would be a great advancement for the US Military.  However, as with all things, we should proceed with care.

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