Who hasn't dreamed of one day owning a robotic suit of armor that gave them superhuman strength??? I think anyone who says they have is either a dirty liar, or clinically insane.
Students and Professors at the University of Chicago have been experimenting with brain-computer interfaces in an attempt to make a pneumatically powered, mind-controlled suit. The applications are obvious and wide-stretching; from military applications, to helping out the disabled, to simply aiding humans in day to day jobs where super-human strength might come in handy (Like when customers ask for every item on their order to be customized in some way and you just need to pick up a fryer and chuck it at them!...)

The suit itself already exists and the rest of the technology is out there. It's just a matter of time before the technology is refined enough that we can use it to it's full potential. Researchers are working on the actual brain-controls and are using everything from human volunteers to research monkeys with robotic sleeves... (Not one of them thought it would be a bad idea to outfit monkeys with robotic limbs... but we'll hold judgement until it happens...)

For more on this story visit Gizmodo's coverage by clicking here!

Cheers to development that should be used to help the feeble, but will likely just become another military weapon...


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