admin / October 26, 2018

Iron Man 2 XOS 2 “exoskeleton suit” featurette

Iron Man 2 behind-the-scenes featurette with real-life exoskeleton suit in conjunction with the debut of IRON MAN 2 on DVD and Blu-ray. Paramount press material. More news about Iron Man 2 at

admin / October 8, 2018

The ‘Iron Man’ armor suit gives soldiers super-human strength

The U.S. Special Operations Command (Ussocom) called on scientists to develop a lightweight smart suit using kevlar and nanotechnology that functions as a ‘practical exoskeleton’ to protect soldiers from shrapnel and bullets.

The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) — named after the mythological Greek automaton made of bronze that Zeus assigned to protect his lover Europa — will give the wearer super-human strength and protect soldiers from intensive combat situations.

Professor Gareth McKinley, who has been working on his ‘liquid armour’ technology for 11 years, said the suit sounds like Iron Man.

The suit can monitors a soldier’s heart rate, hydration levels and core temperature and respond to the data, supplied by an on-board computer hooked up to sensors, to keep a soldier in the best conditions for battle by providing heat, air conditioning and oxygen.

The armor can also transform from a more liquid form to a solid in a fraction of a second under the influence of a magnetic field or electric current.

If a soldier is wounded, the suit monitor their health and even stop bleeding using a “wound stasis” program such as one being developed by DARPA that sprays foam onto open injuries.

The hydraulics powered exoskeletons can attached on soldiers’ arms and legs to allow them to carry more gear and run faster than they would on their own.

The night vision equipped in the lightweight suit will increase soldiers’ mobility at night, while the antennas offer capacity for communications.

Professor McKinley said, “Like all good superheros, Talos has one weakness. For the Army’s Talos, the weak spot is either the need to carry around a heavy pump for an hydraulic system, or lots of heavy batteries. We don’t have Iron Man’s power source yet!”


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admin / September 14, 2018

Real Life Iron Man Suits

With Iron Man 3 rockin’ the box office, Trace decided it was time to look the ways we can outfit ourselves like Tony Stark. Check out his list of the coolest exoskeleton projects out there!

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Eyes-on: University of Pennsylvania’s TitanArm Exoskeleton (video)
“TitanArm already took home silver in a competition for senior projects at the University of Pennsylvania, and now the team behind it is visiting Orlando to compete in the Intel-sponsored Cornell Cup for embedded design.”

This Mask Gives You Superhuman Abilities
“Fans of Iron Man, take notice: A group of students at the Royal College of Art in London have created two masks that can give you superhuman sight and hearing.”


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