We've seen our fair share of useful but ugly
and pretty but pointless
robotic concoctions, but nothing quite like this. The Power Loader suit, which was directly inspired by the mech outfits in Aliens
, is in our humble opinion an exoskeleton done right
. With two massive protruding arms, capable of lifting 220 pounds without a sweat, direct force feedback for intuitive control, and even powered legs, we're inclined to believe what we're seeing here is a tiny glimpse of the awesome mech-dominated future
we've been waiting so long for. Also known as the Dual-Arm Power Amplification Robot, this is produced by Activelink
, a Panasonic
subsidiary, and you might be shocked to discover that there are plans afoot to commercialize it by 2015. Entrancing video after the break.