Look out, Aliens! Tech company creates a real-life Power Loader exo-suit

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Feb 4, 2014

Attn: NASA (and any other third-party space companies). You must keep one of these loaded on your ships at all times. Seriously.

You remember that epic battle between exo-suit Ripley and the xenomorph queen in Aliens? Well, Panasonic has gone ahead and made a real Power Loader exo-suit. Sure, the practical application is to help workers load and unload heavy equipment -- but the alien-fighting implications are there. Oh, they’re there.

The suit receives instructions from force sensors, then relays and amplifies those commands using a series of motors. You know, a lot like the one that was used in Aliens. It also includes several levels of articulation for movement, all the way down to the knees, legs and hips.

Just so we’ll geek the hell out, a demonstration video has been created to show the suit in action. Cue the acid blood in 3 … 2 … 1 …

(Via Topless Robot)