Thursday, February 14, 2008

Robotic Life Suit  

Not much happened today unless you count working all day and chatting with co-workers about how completely disgusted we are at the events I wrote about in yesterday's post.

...Still sort of bitter.

In lighter news, I heard a completely inspiring story on my local NPR station about an inventor who was rendered paralyzed by a bad fall during skydiving. Although he eventually recovered the use of his legs (something of a miracle in itself) while he was down, he was driven to invent a real, working robotic exoskeleton after being inspired by Heinlein's Starship Troopers. (Book, not film.)

The link to the story is here, and all I can say is that although it looks sort of ramshackle, the concept and reality are pretty awesome... All that's left is to strap some machine guns on the tops of these things, figure out where the laser sword goes, and then we're in business.

What next?

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