Of course, normally I would do everything possible to not to mention something Lockheed-Martin is doing. Long-time readers know that TAE finds Lockheed-Martin to be probably the most despicable corporation in America, capable of basically any engineering feat possible...but dedicated to producing weapons and gouging tax payers for massive profits while continuously stretching deadlines.
Nevertheless, the HULC exoskeleton is pretty cool. What's more, its lack of ambition makes it actually feasible. While the Sarcos-Raytheon super suit seems more badass, it is also more complex and cannot run without a tethered connection to a hydraulic system and a power supply. This HULC setup needs no external connection.
Here's what I really wish they'd do: make it take a wounded soldier home. Imagine some infantryman in the field, wearing this suit, and he or she gets wounded by enemy fire. Instead of crumpling to the ground with a heavy metallic suit (which will make it even harder for comrades to evacuate them) what if the suit could detect the user going limp and it would instead take over walking duty completely. The suit could then essentially "carry" the soldier either to a place of safety or better yet, to the nearest paramedic.
Just throwing that out there, L-M. You know what to do with it.
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