The U.S. Army is now testing its lightweight warfighter exosuit. The assistive devices could significantly reduce soldiers' risk to injury and improve battlefield performance. The exosuit, which can cut a wearer's exertion level by 25% when carrying a 100 pound load, could be ready as early as 2016. » 12/03/14 7:00pm 12/03/14 7:00pm

How Close Are We to Elysium-Style Exosuits?

Matt Damon's latest film, Elysium, is set 140 years in the future where society is divided between the elites, who live in a utopian orbital society, and the rest of us, who struggle in squalor down on the planet's surface. To combat this inequality, an unsung hero installs himself into a full-body prosthetic and… » 8/06/13 2:10pm 8/06/13 2:10pm

Aliens-Style Power Loader Will Have You Battling Xenomorphs in No Time

While Cyberdyne plans to outfit our military personnel in exosuits straight out of Iron Man, Activelink draws its exosuit inspiration from Aliens, creating an actual Power Loader that's nearly ready for Ripley. » 9/30/09 4:00pm 9/30/09 4:00pm