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NASA’s X1 Robotic Exoskeleton’s Ironman like abilites may give Improved Mobility and Strength to Astronauts and Paraplegics


Written by David Steitz
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Marvel Comic’s fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength.

While NASA’s X1 robotic exoskeleton can’t do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA’s Robonaut 2 project may someday help astronauts stay healthier in space with the added benefit of assisting paraplegics in walking here on Earth.

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