Sixteen days after the London Marathon started, Claire Lomas has finally finished. Sure, it’s a slow marathon, but for a woman who is completely paralyzed below the waist, being able to walk the distance is a technological marvel.
Made by Peter “Legoloverman” Reid, this LEGO exoskeleton is now up for voting on LEGO’s CUUSOO website. Right now, it’s got just a little over 1100 votes and hopefully it will amass quite a few more. If this becomes a reality, it will be an awesome and unique mini-set to complete anyone’s LEGO collection.
If you’ve got $3000 to blow and you want to be able to not be a sissy anymore, but instead lift incredibly heavy objects, always win at arm wrestling and give yourself a robotic Dutch rudder, you can’t go wrong with the x-Ar from Equipois.
Among all the other home and personal gadgets at CES this year was the first American display of Cyberdyne’s mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton legs.
Robotic exoskeletons that allow humans to perform extraordinary superhuman feats have for a while been the dream of science fiction, and in the past 10 to 15 years, there have been huge strides into the science and technology behind robotic exoskeletons, making them smaller, lighter and stronger. But in 1960, GE was all about creating an exoskeleton.
I remember when I was a kid, the other kids that had those little electric cars were the shit. But if I had $21,000 and a time machine, I’d buy myself one of these child-sized robo exoskeletons and go back in time and give my little self one as a present. And not only would it take the cake, it would steal it, crush it up in its robot claws and fire it out of its ass cannon at the other kids. HA HA!
It won’t be long before soldiers of the future will be hopping around like the kids in Starship Troopers (the book, not the movie) in super battle exoskeletons. This prototype from Raytheon won’t be seeing any frontline combat soon, but it’s a concept to show that step by robotic step, we’re getting closer and closer to a portable, deployable exoskeleton. And then… WORLD DOMINATION.