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In the United States have developed a new version of "Superman Costume"

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If before the Superman costume could be seen in the American action movie, now scientists have presented their real development, which is distinguished by a whole set of unique properties. This is the so-called exoskeleton, which allows a person to increase his strength and endurance. The exoskeleton was created by specialists from two American universities: Boston and Harvard. The customer was the American Defense Ministry.
The principle of operation of the unit is that the additional "muscle" set is powered by a special compressor.


HULC


This exoskeleton is significantly different from what was created earlier. For example, the HULC model was equipped with metal “bones”, which were set in motion with the help of special electrical devices. The mass of HULC was significantly higher than the new apparatus, which the engineers themselves decided to call an exosuit. Why a costume, not a skeleton? Precisely because there is no imitation of the bones in it. All that is is a strong thin mesh that fits closely to human muscles and allows you to perform certain actions. In particular, the suit allows you to bend and unbend the arms and legs of a person with minimal effort applied by the person.

In the United States have developed a new version of "Superman Costume"The purpose of the exocosuit is to give a person additional strength and endurance. If a person puts on such a device on himself, then he turns into a real superman. According to the assessments of those testers who have tested the possibilities of the exosuit on themselves, the suit makes it feel as if you have been training in the gym on power trainers for years.

If the exocosuit is integrated with the exoskeleton, it will turn the development into a real advanced system that can give a person the opportunity to endure serious loads. This suit can be used in various fields, one of which is astronautics. The load on the person during the take-off of the rocket will fall on the exosystem protecting it from a sharp increase in the weight component. The ex-suit will allow lifting weights, which it is simply impossible to lift in real life without using special equipment.

Narrating about the sensations experienced by people involved in the program of mastering the functions of the exostystem, it is necessary to present their opinion on the system. Testers say that as soon as they put on a suit, some unknown force literally pushed for certain actions. If this is walking, then its implementation is spent significantly less power than under normal conditions.

The mass of the exocost itself is about 7500 gr., Which almost does not allow to feel it on the body after a certain time has passed. A person literally grows together with a suit and after removing it even feels a certain weight and discomfort.

It is planned to use such a suit not only in astronautics, but also in aviation, medicine and in the conditions of performing ground operations by military personnel. The suit will help those fighters who were seriously injured and ended up in a medical facility to get to their feet faster.

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  1. Atrix
    Atrix 1 July 2013 08: 08 New
    +6
    And as always, we are deaf in such developments. When the United States finishes and begins to adopt, we will again be in the role of catching up. The same thing is happening with the equipment of soldiers.
    1. Nova
      Nova 1 July 2013 09: 59 New
      +3
      Not deaf. Everything rested in the high cost of materials, and most importantly - in the energy source.
    2. seller trucks
      seller trucks 1 July 2013 12: 14 New
      +3
      the fact that such developments are being carried out with us is unambiguously in 2010-2011, there was talk about the exoskeleton "Fighter-21"

      http://topwar.ru/4198-boec-21-obgonit-konkurentov.html

      promised to surprise, we'll see.

      IMHO he will not become a combined arms, incl. Americans have a very expensive thing.
    3. brr7710
      brr7710 1 July 2013 17: 30 New
      0
      Quote: Atrix
      And as always, we are deaf in such developments. When the United States finishes and begins to adopt, we will again be in the role of catching up. The same thing is happening with the equipment of soldiers.


      and what else remains to be done after 20 years of reform ?!
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  3. PDM80
    PDM80 1 July 2013 09: 02 New
    +1
    Not everything is good of course, but if the soldiers drag it on an ongoing basis they’ll blunt their own muscles atrophy! And what will they do when such a suit breaks?
  4. kotdavin4i
    kotdavin4i 1 July 2013 09: 06 New
    +3
    The main problem with exoskeletons and this type of costume is nutrition. existing batteries allow you to work only a few hours - and in the case of hostilities in isolation from parts. or failure of some element - all this turns into a pile of metal.
  5. fero
    fero 1 July 2013 09: 18 New
    +1
    Judging by the roller suit on the hydraulics. They decided to refuse hinges with drives (as in HULC) - a miserable semblance of a biomechanical joint of a person, which is due to the accuracy of movement, and to the convenience of fastening the “muscles” with a rational distribution of mechanical forces. The next step is an artificial fiber contracting under the influence of electrical impulses, like a real muscle. Then it remains to "knit" muscle bundles from such fibers and go. Actually, such fibers already exist, only their operational characteristics do not yet reach the desired.
    1. Old skeptic
      Old skeptic 9 July 2013 19: 07 New
      0
      on pneumatics
  6. ramsi
    ramsi 1 July 2013 09: 37 New
    +1
    something, it seems to me that autonomy - within a few minutes, and as with an electric car - no breakthrough is visible
  7. avt
    avt 1 July 2013 09: 40 New
    +8
    Slowly create a battle suit. The main limiting factor is its energy supply. The issue with batteries is being addressed - it will take leaps and bounds.
    1. Mikhado
      Mikhado 1 July 2013 10: 05 New
      +4
      Quote: avt
      Slowly create a battle suit. The main limiting factor is its energy supply. The issue with batteries is being addressed - it will take leaps and bounds.

      What prevents the use of an ultra-compact internal combustion engine with a generator or hydraulic pump? And the weight can be reduced due to composites, and the system of damping the sound, and suppressing the infrared signature - all this is not fantastic. And there will be no "batteries" of acceptable lightness and PRICES for a long time, IMHO.
      1. Refund_SSSR
        Refund_SSSR 1 July 2013 10: 27 New
        +1
        Such a suit will be able to carry at best itself and its wearer. Or turn into a large walking robot, but this is absolutely not promising))
        1. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 1 July 2013 12: 01 New
          +1
          Quote: We refund_SSSR
          Such a suit will be able to carry at best itself and its wearer. Or turn into a large walking robot, but this is absolutely not promising))


          It depends on the size of such an "armored suit" - if it is within 2,5-2,7 meters in height - then it’s okay (in theory, it can crouch).
      2. avt
        avt 1 July 2013 13: 02 New
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        Quote: Mikhado
        What prevents the use of an ultra-compact internal combustion engine with a generator or hydraulic pump?

        Again, this is the power unit of the system. And what should he work on? The energy source must be very capacious, small-sized and relatively safe. What you are talking about is a small car. Here, all the same, the electrical system is preferable, but the source ... request , here is the problem.
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  8. Cat
    Cat 1 July 2013 09: 42 New
    +1
    I wonder what kind of combat stability this prodigy has? After a bullet or even small fragments hit, will it not immobilize the carrier, turning it into an easy target?
    1. PDM80
      PDM80 1 July 2013 10: 27 New
      +1
      Not in the case of amers, it will soon be difficult to miss them, and so, they are all fat, they have already recognized the problems of being overweight in the army! Here they are and to master all crap for the soldiers, so that they could walk somehow! What is the useful weight there, the owner would have worn laughing
  9. KG_patriot_last
    KG_patriot_last 1 July 2013 09: 51 New
    +3
    stamina does not increase exoskeleton, let's think correctly, it reduces stress ...
  10. SPIRITofFREEDOM
    SPIRITofFREEDOM 1 July 2013 09: 59 New
    0
    remember the movie - Alien
    Without such costumes as with Aliens we will fight
    Ripley then he finally came in handy wassat
  11. smart ass
    smart ass 1 July 2013 13: 35 New
    +2
    Americans do not live in peace. Superman, spiderman, betman ... now super suits!)) Can you imagine you can’t go to the gym, eat kilograms of hot dogs ... and then once in a suit .... umnooo
    1. fero
      fero 1 July 2013 15: 16 New
      +1
      and most importantly an awesome enticement for young minds in the army) "Become a super-democratizer of the world with our mega-suit ... the presence of muscles is optional" Recruiters will find it easier to live laughing
    2. Nevsky
      Nevsky 1 July 2013 16: 34 New
      -1
      Quote: Clever man
      Americans do not live in peace. Superman, spiderman, betman ... now super suits!)) Can you imagine you can’t go to the gym, eat kilograms of hot dogs ... and then once in a suit .... umnooo


      This is still being done for LGBT warriors ...
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  13. georg737577
    georg737577 1 July 2013 16: 24 New
    +1
    But nothing - we will meet by clothes ... And spend - as always.
    1. Old skeptic
      Old skeptic 1 July 2013 19: 42 New
      +2
      Quote: georg737577
      But nothing - we will meet by clothes ... And spend - as always.


      Exactly, we’ll go home. soldier
  14. spirit
    spirit 1 July 2013 16: 46 New
    0
    yes! bator is the main problem! But when they create a super battery they will already have a huge amount of experience in this area and hang on the main skeleton they can do whatever they want !!! a very promising branch of development! a fighter with bulletproof armor and a heavy machine gun would be very useful in urban battles to cover heavy equipment.
  15. biglow
    biglow 1 July 2013 19: 16 New
    -1
    The question is different, why such a suit is needed. For military operations it is not suitable, only if the cargo is dragged to the point and then removed and fought in normal mode, then it should be cheap so that it would not be a pity to throw or destroy it on the battlefield
    1. biglow
      biglow 1 July 2013 23: 21 New
      +1
      what is the minus? Why is such a suit needed on the battlefield now?
      1. Old skeptic
        Old skeptic 2 July 2013 02: 34 New
        +3
        I did not minus, but I will try to explain:

        1. The combat survivability of this suit is quite high, the penetration of one muscle is blocked by the backup valve, in the event of a sharp continuous release of pressure, the valve blocks a separate muscle, and there may be several for one tendon and the costume continues to work almost without loss. True, this does not apply to damage to the receiver or compressor (do not turn your back to the enemy).
        2. This suit can be fed from one barrel with an armored personnel carrier or infantry fighting vehicle in the presence of an internal combustion engine with a compressor, 3 horses will be enough, and figure out how many hours it will last 5 liters.
        3. These muscles are quite powerful, one such sausage develops a force of up to 50 kg. at a pressure of 5-10 atmospheres.
        4. Exhaust from the work of muscles can be allowed to cool the body of a fighter (for one get rid of the sound), and condensate can be drunk.
        5. The elements of this unit are cheap (the muscle is generally assembled on the knee in five minutes) maintainability is excellent.
        6. The use of this costume: loading unloading, airfield technical support, the rapid movement of a fighter with full equipment, is also not an unimportant thing.
        1. biglow
          biglow 2 July 2013 21: 10 New
          0
          Quote: Old Skeptic
          I did not minus, but I will try to explain:

          1. The combat survivability of this suit is quite high, the penetration of one muscle is blocked by the backup valve, in the event of a sharp continuous release of pressure, the valve blocks a separate muscle, and there may be several for one tendon and the costume continues to work almost without loss. True, this does not apply to damage to the receiver or compressor (do not turn your back to the enemy).
          2. This suit can be fed from one barrel with an armored personnel carrier or infantry fighting vehicle in the presence of an internal combustion engine with a compressor, 3 horses will be enough, and figure out how many hours it will last 5 liters.
          3. These muscles are quite powerful, one such sausage develops a force of up to 50 kg. at a pressure of 5-10 atmospheres.
          4. Exhaust from the work of muscles can be allowed to cool the body of a fighter (for one get rid of the sound), and condensate can be drunk.
          5. The elements of this unit are cheap (the muscle is generally assembled on the knee in five minutes) maintainability is excellent.
          6. The use of this costume: loading unloading, airfield technical support, the rapid movement of a fighter with full equipment, is also not an unimportant thing.

          and think how much it can cost? and how justified will be its use in combat conditions when any battle can destroy such a device. Only taking into account current technologies and not the near future ..
          1. MG42
            MG42 2 July 2013 21: 37 New
            +2
            Quote: biglow
            and how justified will be its use in combat conditions when any battle can destroy such a device.

            I didn’t minus, and yet .. if the equipped fighter will fire from the Gatling machine gun, while moving dashingly across the battlefield, the enemy will not have a sweet treat .. walking <terminator> ..

            In any case, much more water will flow away ..
            1. MG42
              MG42 2 July 2013 22: 21 New
              +2
              Of course, so far from the Hollywood area, but hell knows what will happen in the distant future .. maybe robots will fight .. lol
              Downhole movie shooting from a minigun ..
          2. Old skeptic
            Old skeptic 2 July 2013 22: 08 New
            0
            Count yourself on the photo:
            1.) 36pcs. muscle 1-2 dolir per pc.
            2.) 6pcs. solenoid valves 5-10 dolir per pc.
            3.) 1pc. controller for 6 ports at 500 doli per pc. (maybe cheaper)
            4.) 1pc. I don’t know the price
            5.) 1pc. receiver
            6.) 6pcs. joint motion sensors (or something like that)
            7.) Well, any kind of fittings like tubes, pipes, etc. for scattering.

            Well, something like this....
            1. Old skeptic
              Old skeptic 2 July 2013 22: 36 New
              0
              In this option, you can do without electronics at all.
              Instead of sensors, a bypass valve is placed on the joints, as on pneumatic power steering and forward and with a song.

              In this case, the scheme of work for one muscle group looks like this:
              Compressor - receiver - bypass valve - actuator (muscle) --- everything is just like an orange.
              1. MG42
                MG42 3 July 2013 02: 36 New
                +2
                And who didn’t say anything, the amers work in this direction >>> in the meantime, the Dylan Minigun with a rate of fire of 50 shots / second really cuts down a thick tree at the root ..


                Someday the famous 3D Mark video will become a reality, even in the fiction of the future there is a minigun from the past ..
  16. Fofan
    Fofan 1 July 2013 21: 11 New
    0
    Quote: Blackgrifon
    Quote: We refund_SSSR
    Such a suit will be able to carry at best itself and its wearer. Or turn into a large walking robot, but this is absolutely not promising))


    It depends on the size of such an "armored suit" - if it is within 2,5-2,7 meters in height - then it’s okay (in theory, it can crouch).
    Yeah, from 12.7 it will be sooooooooooooooooooooo difficult to miss
    1. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 3 July 2013 11: 53 New
      0
      12,7 and BMP can flash (if on board and from the appropriate rifle), but then BMP - it is limited in mobility, and a fighter in a heavy exoskeleton, even with a height of 2,5 meters, can bend down and sit down. And then - on a heavier platform you can hang various equipment - all this is a solvable issue. Another thing is that there are no full-fledged combat prototypes yet - our whole conversation is more of a theory, but how it will be in practice is still unknown.
  17. report4
    report4 1 July 2013 21: 38 New
    0
    Such a suit can be used in a variety of fields, one of which is astronautics. The load on the person during the take-off of the rocket will fall precisely on the exosystem, which protects him from a sharp increase in the weight component.

    Based on these suggestions, you can immediately diagnose the author. Let him read how much it costs to launch one kilogram of weight into orbit. Yes, and these astronauts and loads are well tolerated.
    advertising kg / am, in short.
  18. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 1 July 2013 22: 58 New
    -1
    Quote: PDM80
    Not in the case of amers, it will soon be difficult to miss them, and so, they are all fat, they have already recognized the problems of being overweight in the army! Here they are and to master all crap for the soldiers, so that they could walk somehow! What is the useful weight there, the owner would have worn laughing

    and he helps poop laughing
  19. MG42
    MG42 1 July 2013 23: 37 New
    +3
    This is the so-called exoskeleton, which allows a person to increase his strength and endurance. If the exosuit is integrated with the exoskeleton, then this will turn the development into a real advanced system that can give a person the ability to endure serious loads.

    This is from the area of ​​the <matrix>, a person will be able to carry heavy large-caliber weapons himself and act as an independent combat unit
    1. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 3 July 2013 11: 57 New
      +2
      I agree. Exoskeletons have the future of infantry. Tanks and aircraft are all well and good, but the infantry always wins the war.

      PS: I never could understand - why did the fighters use open exoskeletons in the matrix against an opponent striving to engage in close combat - what can you take from Hollywood screenwriters?
      1. MG42
        MG42 3 July 2013 12: 29 New
        +2
        Quote: Blackgrifon
        I agree. Exoskeletons have the future of infantry. Tanks and aircraft are all well and good, but the infantry always wins the war.

        Plus. Of course, you need to see the perspective .. Armored infantry armed with large-caliber weapons or the XM 214, or maybe the M134, a flurry of fire simply will not allow return fire when these guns fire, and the use of such infantry is now where tanks or helicopters cannot operate> > tunnels, underground overhead communications, complex counter-terrorism operations, the release of hostages, etc.
        Quote: Blackgrifon
        I never could understand - why in the matrix did the fighters use open exoskeletons against an opponent striving to engage in close combat - what can you take from Hollywood screenwriters?

        Naturally, this simply adds to the spectacle of the Hollywood script from the military point of view, it makes no sense if the fighter is fully protected by heavy armor he is practically not vulnerable against enemy infantry ..
        Here is that famous futuristic video showing the clear advantage of a minigun spilling a laser rifle, when it will be of course a big question, maybe then it will be a pure robot, but a person is preferable, since it is beyond the scope of the algorithm ..
  20. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 1 July 2013 23: 49 New
    0
    it will be very useful for gardeners to dig a bag of potatoes into the city
  21. Dockers
    Dockers 9 July 2013 20: 18 New
    0
    In general, we can say this in one word))) The future belongs to the robocop))))
  22. Tyvinec
    Tyvinec 4 August 2013 10: 15 New
    0
    The Japanese have long had such exoskeletons practiced and tested in hospitals. It’s immediately clear who has what priorities.
  23. Lazy cat
    Lazy cat 15 October 2013 18: 43 New
    0
    Is there enough money interesting for the Americans?)
  24. jonh
    jonh 1 July 2014 01: 26 New
    0
    Americans are slowly and steadily moving toward replacing the Abrams with combat suits. for this they work with exoskeletons and they have about 26 years more for this. Abrams will remain in service until 2040. but this light one is a prototype of a power suit for an infantryman, which is based on artificial muscles and which in no way will hamper human movement. something similar was a story in the young technique of the late 80s. story writer American smile