Life Imitates Art

The US military has developed a technology with a strange pedigree – it was invented in the comic books.  A prototype of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, will be available later this month, and a more complete version should be ready between 2016 and 2018, according to Battelle, a science and technology research institute headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  Why is this interesting?  Because the TALOS is also called the “Iron Man Suit.”

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The military’s “Iron Man” suit utilizes an exoskeleton with artificial muscles to make a soldier many times stronger than without the suit, while also being bulletproof and delivering external communication and information via a heads-up display in the helmet.

A full story about the suit is here:  Discovery.com.

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