This Power Loader may have been inspired by the movie ‘Aliens,’ but I also see an eerie resemblance to a certain Doctor whose similar experiments ended up melding four wiry metal appendages to his human frame. Yes, Spiderman fans, I’m making a none-too-subtle reference to Doctor Octopus.
Sci-fi movies and comic books aside, Activelink (a Panasonic subsidiary) is actually developing this real-life Power Loader. Two robotic arms, using 18 electromagnetic motors, gives the wearer superhuman strength—allowing him or her to lift 220 lbs without so much as a twitch or groan.
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