You can own this giant metal exoskeleton. Japanese company Skeletonics manufactures mechanical suits you can control and walk around in. Each suit is 9 feet tall and only weighs 88 pounds. It’s completely analog, meaning you can control its arms, and move its fingers. As stated on its website, “With [Skeletonics] installed, you can feel like a giant. Although it looks like a robot, it does not use electricity, but by adopting a mechanical mechanism based on a three-dimensional closed link structure, it is possible to perform a body motion with a high degree of freedom. If you look at the real thing, you will be surprised by the reality of that movement. The movement of the limbs of the wearer is reflected directly, and everyone cannot help feeling excited as they move swiftly despite the huge body." Unfortunately, it won’t make you any stronger or faster. Creator Reyes Tatsuru Shiroki stated, “I’m frequently told that it looks fantastic, but then have to explain that it doesn’t really do anything, which ends up confusing a lot of people.” The creators think that, outside of personal fun, companies could use the suits for events or as theme park mascots. And, even with limited functionality and the hefty price tag (each suit coasts $93,000), owning an exoskeleton would be pretty cool regardless.
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