US army test real life ‘Iron Man’ exoskeleton

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It’s not officially called that, but this suit has so frequently been likened to the comic book hero’s suit that the name ‘Iron Man Suit’ looks like it may be sticking.

The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) created by SOCOM is a full body metal suit that looks eerily like Iron Man’s. This suit is an armored exoskeleton that can induce superhuman strength, respond directly to brain stimulation, and act as an armor.

This suit isn’t going to be available to everyone; it’s being created specifically for the special ops team. A few companies have started producing it, but its manufacturing is incredibly expensive. The major drawback to the suit is that it has to be charged and loses battery really quickly. If only they could invent a power source like the one in Iron Man…