Hyundai's “Iron Man” Suit Screams “Ripley” (Picture)
Hyundai's “Iron Man” Suit Screams “Ripley” (Picture)

Hyundai’s “Iron Man” Suit Screams “Ripley” (Picture)

Earlier this week, South Korean auto company Hyundai unveiled their Iron Man-inspired suit.

Although it’s not quite like the one Robert Downey Jr wears in his big Hollywood movies, Hyundai has compared its robotic exoskeleton to the Iron Man suit.

The controls look relatively simple, with just two buttons for the thumb and forefinger of each hand. The photos show various uses for the suit, from a man receiving assistance walking up a flight of stairs to a factory worker lifting a heavy door.

Hyundai's “Iron Man” Suit Screams “Ripley” (Picture)
Hyundai’s “Iron Man” Suit Screams “Ripley” (Picture)

It could also enable soldiers to travel long distances with little physical exertion, something in which the US military is interested. The Army already has a similar suit that combines superhuman strength and better ballistic protection, though it does not move on its own.

According to ZDNet, Hyundai’s suit is designed to lift up to 100 kilograms, or approximately 220 pounds. There’s no word on availability or pricing, but Hyundai is developing the suit for commercial use, ZDNet reports.

Hyundai, one of the world’s largest automakers, hasn’t been as active in developing robots or autonomous cars as its Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda, but it is no stranger to futuristic ideas. Last fall, Hyundai released its Virtual Guide App, which allows owners to use a smartphone or tablet to get interactive information on vehicle features via an augmented reality overlay.


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