Robot legs may lift people from wheelchairs

If this headline sounds a bit sci-fi….well it‘s because the idea originally came from of a beloved sci-fi novel. And now – it’s also close to becoming a reality. We’re finally living in an age where these seemingly bipolar realities are becoming one.

The 411: Monty Reed, a partially paralyzed ex-Army Ranger, got the idea to create a robo-suit to enable people with paralysis walk again after reading Starship Troopers, a classic sci-fi novel written by Robert Heinlein. The story follows soldiers who are given robo-suits, which can carry up to 2,000 lbs. He’s been working on his idea since the mid ‘80s.

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– Tiff

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