'Superman' armors

Flying in the sky in 'Ironman' armor in Hollywood movies will still be a dream. But metal frameworks help people do extraordinary things that are about to come true.

According to CNN, Thomas Sugar, an expert at Arizona State University, said that only five years away, robot armor frames would be used in the military. Now US Weapon Group Lockheed Martin is producing a battle suit called HULC.

This frame is made of titanium, making it easy for wearers to move. When wearing this spear, a soldier can move continuously at a speed of 16km / h, easily lifting objects weighing up to 90kg.HULC armor battery allows continuous operation for 96 hours.

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The Muscle Suit set of Tokyo University experts. (Photo: CNN)

Lockheed Martin said HULC could support the soldiers by helping them carry nearly 60kg of weapons on their bodies when fighting. The sensors on the armor will help soldiers easily detect and fight enemies.

Meanwhile, Japanese technology firm Cyberdyne is developing robot armor to support rescue missions in disasters. About 330 early versions of this type of armor are currently distributed to hospitals in Japan to support people with disabilities to walk normally.

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The astronaut's X-1 armor. (Photo: Reuters)

Tokyo University scientists are also competing with Cyberdyne when developing a similar type of armor called Muscle Suit to support nurses and nursing staff carrying elderly or seriously ill people. The Muscle Suit type can support users to lift 50kg easily.

In Israel, experts have successfully built the ReWalk moving support system. Argo's price per device is up to 65,000 USD. ReWalk helps people with walking spinal injuries. There are about 220 people in the world using this device.

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Lookheed Martin's HULC armor frame. (Photo: CNN)

In May 2012, British Claire Lomas, paralyzed from the chest down, used the ReWalk device to participate in the London marathon for 16 days. Now she uses ReWalk to travel daily. Argo's rival Ekso Bionics has just launched a similar device.

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Ekso Bionics products. (Photo: CNN)

So what about an armor that limits human movement? This idea seems to be useless on Earth, but such a device would be of great benefit to astronauts. Currently, the US Aerospace Administration (NASA) is developing 25kg X-1 armor to help astronauts move easily in weightless conditions.

NASA said this device will play a very important role in the deep exploration of space in the future, for example flights to meteorites or Mars.