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Here Comes The Terminator? US Military Now Testing HULC System


The US military now has some prototypes of Lockheed Martin’s hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic ekoskeleton system for testing. Among other things, the system gives soldiers super human strength. As Lockheed Martin puts it in a press release:

Exoskeleton technologies: ‘Bionic’ legs and arms…

“The HULC is a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 lbs for extended periods of time and over all terrains. Its flexible design allows for deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting. There is no joystick or other control mechanism. The exoskeleton senses what users want to do and where they want to go. It augments their ability, strength and endurance. An onboard micro-computer ensures the exoskeleton moves in concert with the individual. Its modularity allows for major components to be swapped out in the field. Additionally, its unique power-saving design allows the user to operate on battery power for extended missions. The HULC’s load-carrying ability works even when power is not available.”

Carrying heavy loads with the front attachment


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