The US Army is Working on ‘Iron Man’ Armor for Soldiers

US ArmyThe US Army is working to develop “revolutionary” smart armour that would give its troops “superhuman strength”. It is calling on the technology industry, government labs and academia to help build the Iron Man-style suit. Other exoskeletons that allow soldiers to carry large loads much further have already been tested by the army. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (Talos) would have such a frame but would also have layers of smart materials fitted with sensors. The suit would also need to have wide-area networking and a wearable computer similar to Google Glass, the US Army said. It should be made of smart material fitted with sensors to monitor body temperature, heart rate and hydration levels. The exoskeleton, which could be attached to arms and legs, would be likely to use hydraulics to greatly increase strength.

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