Taking a cue from comic books, the U.S. military has been developing an exoskeleton that looks suspiciously like Iron Man. The armor is known as the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), and the team is supposedly turning to professional engineers, students, and even, what they described as local “garage tinkerers” for help.
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The suit was first presented by Spec Ops leader Admiral Bill McRaven back in 2013, and TALOS will integrate intelligent weight distribution, sensor cues, joint support, and a low-power requirement.
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