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Paralyzed jockey walks again with help from bionic suit

After a riding accident left him without the use of his legs, Irish jockey Jonjo Bright thought he'd never walk again. Then he stepped into the Ekso suit.

By July 16, 2014


Transformer-like suit lets you lift 110 pounds -- with each hand

An Italian engineering company has created a robotic exoskeleton that gives wearers superhero powers. But this one has a weak spot that Crave's Michael Franco spots in an instant.

By March 6, 2014


RC helicopters appear to take off with woman in tow

An experiment with two super-powered RC helicopters seems to show the machines are capable of lifting a full-grown person off the ground.

By March 3, 2014


Military hunts for real-life Iron Man armor

The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit would give the wearer superhuman strength, night vision, and better protection from gunfire.

By October 10, 2013


Tired of clunky batteries? Slap on these power leg braces

With more military gadgets, soldiers are weighed down by batteries. These braces produce power through walking, lightening the load.

By November 30, 2012


G.I. smash! Army tests HULC robotic exoskeleton

Lockheed Martin's HULC robot suit can give soldiers superhuman strength. But can they take on an Alien queen with it?

By July 17, 2010


Crush enemy bottles with this power glove

Want a really firm handshake? Try Bionic Concepts' Exo Gauntlet 2.0 and you'll make an impression.

By June 6, 2012


Exoskeleton hand gives you robo-powered fingers

Festo's prototype robo-hand can operate machine manipulators from afar, and could help stroke victims regain use of their hands.

By April 27, 2012


1st Rex commercial bionic legs go to Paralympian

New Zealand's Rex Bionics marks a milestone, selling its first commercial robotic exoskeleton to a paralyzed athlete who hasn't walked for three decades.

By May 2, 2011


The robotics route to medical renewal

A demonstration day at Kaiser Permanente offers a look at robotic legs for those who can't walk, arms for those who can't lift, and forceps for surgeons who can't be in the operating room.

By January 22, 2011