The US Army has started testing Lockheed Martin’s HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) robotic exoskeleton, at the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Massachusetts.
The HULC Exoskeleton is being tested is to see how much it will improve the endurance of soldiers and also how much it is capable of reducing their risk to injury, and it is being compared against soldiers carrying the same loads without the device.
The HULC Exoskeleton is designed to let the soldiers carry up to 200lb for distances of up to 12.4 miles on one battery charge, and it is controlled by a built in computer.
You can find out more details about how the Hulc Exoskeleton works over at Gizmag.
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