Upon clicking the video to see an exoskeleton, I wondered where it was. This looks like a mo-cap suit with a few extra straps attached, though it chirps like hydraulic technology. Is it possible, all this time, that the exo-suits we’ve seen in sci-fi movies would drastically restrict mobility, and having tubes and flexible straps instead enhances a full range of motion? Them DARPA folks is smart.
I want one of these for Comic-Con when I’m lugging all my equipment and exclusive toys around all day.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist