So we all have our Ironman superhero fantasy, but this Raytheon Second-Generation Exoskeleton brings it to life and with a lot of style. Compares to its' predecessor, the XOS 2 is lighter, stronger and faster, uses 50 percent less power, and its boasts a new design that makes it more resistant to the environment. Designed to help with the many logistics challenges faced by the military both in and out of theater, this machine will assist (or do all the wroK) with injury prone jobs like repetitive heavy cargo lifting. To pit it frankly, the exoskeleton suit can do the work of two to three soldiers. built from a combination of structures, sensors, actuators and controllers, and it is powered by high pressure hydraulics.
When the suit was unleashed, "Representatives from Paramount Pictures, including the actor Clark Gregg (aka Agent Phil Coulson of the Marvel Movie franchise) were in attendance to capture footage of XOS 2 to include in a video that's being produced to support the release of Iron Man 2 on DVD and Blu ray."
"With the popularity of the Iron Man movies, people wonder if I feel like Iron Man when I suit up. I usually tell them that I can't speak for Tony Stark, but when I'm in the suit I feel like me, only a faster, stronger version of me. Given that his character lives in a California mansion and owns a stable of very fast race cars, that's probably as close as we'll come to a shared experience."
-- Rex Jameson, Raytheon Sarcos Test Engineer for XOS 2
September 27, 2010 3:41 PM | Technology