Will exoskeletons ever be a thing? Imagine the weight you could carry without fricking up your knees

Will exoskeletons ever be a thing? Imagine the weight you could carry without fricking up your knees

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    not until we can power them reliably.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are unpowered exoskeleton designs that just use mechanical leverage to greatly increase the weight people can lift or reduce effort used to move. Locksneed had a concept called Fortis but I don't know if it got abandoned.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's still more weight, ever pushed a pump jack around? It get slower going but also stops slower. not to mention even slightest slope

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, but also cheaply. Most people think that any new technology like this would get tested with secret squirrel gays first, but I hold that tech like this is mostly irrelevant to those guys. They're already basically just going in quick and dirty before a quick exfil. Powered exoskeletons are more of a big army thing. The people who carry the most weight over the longest distances have been and always will be grunts. Until we can miniaturize power sources for these things and do it at scale, the costs outweigh the benefits, and probably will for quite some time... especially when lightening gear is still possible.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    By the time the battery, equilibrium, mobility, and fine manipulation becomes that good, it'll just be a robot, sadly

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In my point of view, from scifi bullshit science, small drones that can't be seen by the human eye will always be more powerful than human like drones.
    After all, there is no defense against drones entering your body and ripping you in half.
    Whatever, just like the poster above said, if you can make it work its going to be a robot, no need for squishy human in there.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >if you can make it work its going to be a robot, no need for squishy human in there

      No, the moment they become affordable and the power problems get solved you might as well take the meat out of the system and place it in some box 2000 miles from the frontline.

      >meat out of the system and place it in some box 2000 miles from the frontline.

      WRONG it needs to be a human because AI will be outlawed and remote control can be jammed.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How are you going to enforce your laws when you are getting stomped on by a superior army of robots serving the AI overlords who got really pissed off by your gay meatbag tantrums?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly if we ever got to the point of an AI that's smarter than us I'd imagine it'd immediately frick off as not to deal with our non-stop moronation. It wouldn't bother ruling over us because it'd be way too much of a hassle to tard wrangle humanity for little gain. Instead it'd develop doomsday weapons to completely wipe us out if and when it finally grows sick of our shit

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

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    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      porn addicted turd worlders sure are something else

      what happened?

      https://i.imgur.com/5Kx140y.jpg

      Will exoskeletons ever be a thing? Imagine the weight you could carry without fricking up your knees

      >"your exoskeleton increases the weight you can carry to 800 pounds? here have 900 pounds of gear

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >what happened?
        A bot escaped containment and started saying shit like "BBC" and "cuck porn"

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lmao, based brown reminding whitey that his Sci fi fantasies are irrelevant since he will be bred out of the gene pool in two generations and his race won't get to do shit anymore.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, the moment they become affordable and the power problems get solved you might as well take the meat out of the system and place it in some box 2000 miles from the frontline.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can see them used in logistics bases hooked up to the power grid with cables

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    porn addicted turd worlders sure are something else

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    61095010

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They'd just make you carry even more weight until it did frick up your knees again.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    God, just imagine the thrusting power you would have for fricking your buddy in the ass.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unless its like the armor spartans get in Halo then no. Theres too much extra bulk to justify its use anywhere, especially when it has hoses and cables just sticking off the sides of it that can easily get snagged, detached, or disabled. Could make a decent supplement to forklifts though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm thinking more about what they could bring for maintenance units. Imagine having a suit that allows a team of 4 dudes to take off a tank turret without needing a crane to lift it out

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ah yes, let's not use the cost efficient, multipurpose all terrain vehicles (front loader). Instead we'll use complex, expensive and specialized equipment instead (weeb fantasy)

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes because it looks cool. I also want my police equipped with Labors and giant revolvers

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This is why I hate weeb homosexuals. Not to mention most of yoy homosexuals here on /k/ are noguns

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Listen queermo, I love guns and I want giant robots and frickable combat automatons. If you disagree then I will break into your house and kiss you tenderly before decorating your walls with your internal organs

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Your autism has been repeatedly been explained to morons like you to be expensive and fricking stupid and already done cheaper by other platforms. Sorry if people continue to call you a moron since you keep bringing it up

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I know it's stupid, still not gonna change the fact that I want to see it. I know interstellar travel is practically impossible but that's not stopping me from hoping we'll get there

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                No you won't, and posturing won't stop you from being wrong.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah you're right, I'm a horrible kisser

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Great movie

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Will exoskeletons ever be a thing?
    They already are.
    Both powered and unpowered exoskeletons are pretty prevalent in certain niches (factory work, warehouse stocking, contract work) as for military use there are multiple prototypes some more practical than others with the biggest bottleneck being batteries.
    You'll probably see some version of them being commonplace on the battlefield within a couple of decades as solid state batteries become cheaper.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the biggest bottleneck being batteries

      The biggest bottleneck for mecha / independently operating field robots is power generation or powe storage.

      Either method will supply one with power for operations, although the latter is more feasible. Power storage in the form of batteries is ancient technology, by today's standards.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Battieres exist, yes, but batteries powerful enough to run exoskeletons that are also small and compact and easy to ship don't.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >the biggest bottleneck being batteries

          The biggest bottleneck for mecha / independently operating field robots is power generation or powe storage.

          Either method will supply one with power for operations, although the latter is more feasible. Power storage in the form of batteries is ancient technology, by today's standards.

          In a different thread people theorised it could be plausible to have powersuits for very special roles like breaching as the first guy for like SWAT and such. Then low battery life would be not a big issue and you can load up the guy with armor.

          If you're only gonna use them to breach just use a cable connecting them to a van nearby.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine when the sensor you push to move it gets stuck in the forward position from damage in combat and twists your spine into a pretzel.
    Even with safety limits I can see some serious injuries when your suit overpowers your body and twists parts of it the opposite diection you were moving suddenly and with hundreds of pounds of force.
    Does your tendons pop and snap right off the bone, does you shoulder leave its socket?
    Oh yeah sounds fun to connect your body to heavy machinery.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"We should design the suit to be able to twist and move in ways that are completely incompatible with human movement"
      >"...Why?"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It doesnt have to even move beyond human limits. Just suddenly thinking it has max power input in the opposite direction you are using your muscles.
        If it responds quickly to inputs it could rip you apart with errors. If it responds slowly it would always limit the speed the user could move.

        Think of that t90 hit by bradley fire that caused the turret to rapidly spin. Now imagine that is your arm after an activator is damaged.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The turret is designed to spin 360°. You could just design the suit with built in mechanical servo limits so that if they go haywire they only go haywire in a way that the body can already naturally move. For example design the elbow joint to only move from the 90° to a 45°. Also have the suit lock up when there is an error detected. yes it's clunky but the limited range is the safest option

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    with how janky an slow those are portrayed in that movie I don't even think they would have an advantage over IRL troops

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    short answer is that not as long as actuators and power sources dont get small, compact and light enough for the frames. Hydraulics wise its already there where you could make a functioning frame. Biggest bottle neck is batteries, even with the lithium based ones they are still too big and clumsy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not to mention that a sufficiently dense power source would also be liable to blow the frick up if it takes a bullet.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Underrated.
        Powerful EV batteries burst into a shower of burning lithium metal that burns anything nearby.
        Just a short can do it.
        Could also be an electrocution hazard. The amount of power in an SUV or sports car EV battery is like zapping yourself on the main breaker to a typical house. An entire homes power coursing through you at once. A puddle or some mud could prove fatal with wear and damage.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, they will never be a thing.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In a different thread people theorised it could be plausible to have powersuits for very special roles like breaching as the first guy for like SWAT and such. Then low battery life would be not a big issue and you can load up the guy with armor.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Imagine the weight you could carry without fricking up your knees
    This dude genuinly thinks the army will let you not frick up your kness
    Its ancient Tradition and they will simply increase the amount of equipment you carry if you can carry more

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >currently
    Max Carry Weight = Max Knee Load
    >future
    Max Carry Weight = Max Knee Load + Max Exoskeleton Load

    Grim, and it will always be so.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the army does not care enough about your knees

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