Monday, May 05, 2008

Iron Man: Not So Far From Reality

Iron Man, the upcoming summer blockbuster, has captured the attention of kids and comic book aficionados everywhere -- Isn't this every kid's dream? To be super strong, and a superhero? Well, it's not as far out in the future as you may think -- Although I've written about the ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications) of future Augmented Cognition (sorry about the shameless plug), the first step, the Augmented Human Robotics System is already here. Too cool for words, this system not only has military applications, but promises to replace wheelchairs and crutches for those patients suffering with mobility disorders. Check out a prototype here:

Ooooh, I want one of these...(oh, for my nephews and nieces, of course).

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