Exoskeleton suits are nothing new, but this one from Japan-based Skeletonics is unlike any other that we’ve come across. Standing 9-feet-tall and weighing in at 88-pounds, it basically transforms you into a giant robot, mirroring your movements precisely. The lightweight frame is possible since it does not use batteries or an external power source, but rather kinetic energy.
That’s right, this kinetic energy-powered exoskeleton relies on a mechanical mechanism based on the company’s patented ‘three-dimensional closed link structure,’ resulting in body movement with high degree of freedom. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there is no word yet on pricing or availability, although we could see it coming in handy when stocking high store shelves. What could make it even more useful? Covering the exoskeleton with this smart chain mail fabric that stiffens on demand.
- With LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515), kids gain essential STEM skills as they build, code and play with remote-control model robots and intelligent creations that shoot missiles, play ball, drive around and more!
- With almost 1,000 pieces, including an intelligent Hub, 4 Medium Motors, Color Sensor and Distance Sensor with break-out interface, youngsters can also build their own fun robotic toys and share them online on LEGO Life
- An easy-to-install rechargeable battery is included, so no need to go hunting for spare batteries when the fun’s about to start
- Blast stands at over 14” (36cm) tall, while Gelo measures over 9” (24cm) long; The Powered Up components in this set are also compatible with the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (17101), Droid Commander (75253) and others