Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lockheed's exoskeleton Suit - Borg like!

Just to show you how advanced Lockheed is (they are the contractors for top secret US military projects) - Here is their new HULC ( Human Universal Load Carrier) which is a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 lbs for extended periods of time and over all terrains. This stuff is amazing and reminds me of the Borg from Star Trek ! This stuff is just the tip of the iceberg - just think about the progress they have made now with the top secret stuff they have had their hands on for the last 50 years!

Lockheed's Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) is a mechanized frame that allows soldiers to march or even run easily with loads of 200 pounds, as well as squat or kneel without trouble. But the current li-ion batteries supporting the suit typically run down after just a few hours of walking, not to mention running.
That could all change with fuel cells that could sustain 72-hour missions on a single charge, and provide power sockets to spare for military accessories that require their own batteries. 

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Anonymous said...

A flashy video that flashes from one picture and seen to the next. This type and kind of video and picture taking is to make it look like more then it really is. Electronics are easly disrupted with a electromagnetic pulse or a projectile.

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