Raytheons "Iron Man" Suit

icegoat63

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Ok so its not near as much of a Resemblance as the Crimson and Gold Superhero as they are eluding to. But Raytheon is boasting their second generation of the XOS suit as a big step in Defense tecnology;

Sarcos first revealed its XOS human exoskeleton prototype several years ago, and the empowering super suit immediately elicited references to Tony Stark and 'Iron Man.' Raytheon, the defense contractor responsible for numerous apps of mass destruction and the intolerable Active Denial System "pain ray," has been aiding the development of the Stark-esque Sarcos technology, and a new video demonstrating the exoskeleton's enhanced capabilities has landed.

Raytheon fittingly decided to capitalize on the superhero analogy by inviting 'Iron Man 2' actor Clark Gregg to demonstrate the new XOS. The upgraded suit, sequentially named the XOS 2, reportedly now requires "50-percent less power" while it enables the wearer to awesomely amaze ladies and gents by performing limitless push-ups. The video certainly impresses, but Raytheon still has some significant work to accomplish with its acronyms and terminology. Berkeley Bionics, Raytheon's archenemy in the arena of comic book tech, definitely has a leg-up right now with the Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC).

Real-World 'Iron Man' XOS 2 Suit Demonstrated by 'Iron Man' Actor


The Suit looks more like a primitive start to an SCV than Iron man if you ask me...

 

ExpectantlyIronic

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#2
Well butter my biscuits! :lol: I do have to wonder what combat applications a suit like that could have. It seems like it'd get in the way and endanger the wearer and his comrades, more than anything. Who knows, though. It might just transform into space marine armor yet. Most great inventions consist in small improvements on existing albeit pointless technology.
 

Merc

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It seems like it could mean the future of war, but not anytime soon. Even with our ridiculous defense budget, I doubt the department of defense would put this much money into even a handful of soldiers.