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1HULC Exoskeleton and How it Relates to Physics ByAlex Marangoni
2Table of contents Science Fiction H.U.L.C. Exoskeleton Continued (H.U.L.C. Exoskeleton)Relation to ForceRelation to MotionVideosNatural ExoskeletonsAstronaut SuitWet Suit and Dry SuitHazmat SuitBibliography
4H.U.L.C. Exoskeleton (science Fact) The average soldier often carries heavy loads, which can and will lead to potential injuryThis issue is now a thing of the past with H.U.L.C. (Human universal load carrier): a hydraulic-powered, completely untethered, anthropomorphic exoskeletonGives the average soldier the ability to carry a huge quantity of gear for prolonged periods of timeWorks on all terrainsHas a flexible design so the user can still be light on his or her feet
5ContinuedOnboard micro-computer ensures the exoskeleton moves in unison with the userH.U.L.C.’s major components are interchangeable in the fieldCan operate on battery power because of its power-saving designDoes not restrict mobilityCan also carry a maximum load with or without power
6H.U.L.C. is hydraulic-powered Relation to forceThe hydraulics take large amounts of force, with the help of a microcomputer, to move in unison with the soldier or whoever is using itH.U.L.C. is hydraulic-powered
7The built-in microcomputer is calibrated to the user Relation to motionThe built-in microcomputer is calibrated to the userWith the help of special sensors, H.U.L.C. can move in unison with user without restricting mobilityCan carry up to 200 pounds of gear (rifle, sidearm, magazines, food, etc.) for extended periods of timestill allows the user to walk, run, sprint, leap, preform deep crouches, and go prone and crawl
8http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JcR4yiv- h6k (Could not find a second video that had a hyperlink)
9Exoskeletons on Insects and Coruscations superorganism-leadership-and-fire-antsBeetles, ants, and lobster have their own natural exoskeleton.Now humankind has stepped up to bat with their own wearable exoskeleton.
10Astronaut SuitsAstronaut suits may not augment one’s abilities but does keep the user from suffocating by covering and sealing their body from the outside.t.com/2011/06/world- bitesluncheons-with- astronauts.html
11Scuba Diver SuitsLike astronauts, dry suits and wet suits, along with the oxygen tanks, protect the user from the outside.
12Hazmat SuitsHazmat suits are like scuba diving suits, instead hazmat suits are built for blocking lethal radiation.