In the film series, the Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Loader exoskeleton is a commercial mechanized exoskeleton used for lifting heavy materials and objects. As well as widespread industrial use, the P-5000 is heavily employed by the United States Colonial Marine Corps to load ordnance on board their starships. This one was built by a geeky German dad for himself and his 13-month-old son. Continue reading for a video and more information.

According to its creator, “The arms and legs are full moveable and the top-light and LED were powered by an 12 Volt battery pack stored in the backpack. The on/off switch is in the left arm. Also in the backpack a Bluetooth boombox ist installed to play mechanical robot sound fx or music if preferred. It took 100 working hours to finish the costume and I built it for the ‘Karneval’-Parade in my hometown in Germany February 2014.”