Advances in Human Augmentation: We Can Rebuild Him

By Olga Kharif - 2012-03-07T02:05:27Z

Courtesy Lockheed Martin

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Squat, Crawl, Lift

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Lockheed Martin has crafted its own approach to helping soldiers carry heavy combat loads. Like Raytheon's XOS 2, HULC is a hydraulic-powered exoskeleton. It helps the wearer carry up to 200 pounds for extended periods of time. Powered by a computer and a battery, it straps on and allows for deep squats, crawls and lifting with minimal exertion, Lockheed Martin says. Last summer, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research tested the gear.