So you're a would-be Tony Stark. But how much do you actually know about powered exoskeletons, aka "Iron Man" suits? Test your knowledge with our Fact or Fiction quiz.
A human body would fit inside a powered exoskeleton.
The title character of "Robocop," played by actor Peter Weller, was not a man inside a powered suit, but the head (including the brain) of a murdered police officer grafted onto a fully robotic body.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been funding a major exoskeleton research project since 2000.
"Steam Man of the Prairies" depicted a device similar to a powered exoskeleton.
The first working powered exoskeleton was developed in the 1960s.
Iron Man made his first appearance in 1963.
Powered exoskeletons were called "servo soldiers" by the Pentagon in the 1960s.
The Springtail exoskeleton can fly, but not swim.
GE's 1960s exoskeleton was called the pediculator.
The Pitman suit was developed in the 1980s at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Cornell's exoskeleton design was called the superman suit.
Yes, the latest generation of exoskeleton designs are quieter than an office printer.
HAL is designed to pick up impulses from the brain, not movements from muscles.
Yes, that's exactly what DARPA wants -- an exoskeleton capable of carrying hundreds of pounds for hours straight.
Yes, in the early 1960s, exoskeletons were called man amplifiers, as well as superman suits.
Iron Man can fly.
Tony Stark did graduate from MIT.
Steve Jacobsen, the designer of the XOS powered exoskeleton, once also designed a robotic dinosaur.
The imaginary BattleMechs are essentially powered exoskeletons.
The latest exoskeletons can carry 200 pounds of weight.
Powered exoskeletons do not yet have speech capabilities.