Quiz: Fact or Fiction: Exoskeletons
Fact or Fiction: Exoskeletons
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

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.

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A powered exoskeleton is inserted into the human body.
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The title character of the 1987 movie "Robocop" was a police officer who donned a powered exoskeleton each morning before going out to fight crime.
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The Pentagon has spent millions trying to develop powered exoskeletons.
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The 1858 dime novel "Steam Man of the Prairies" was the first depiction of a device with an artificial exoframe and mechanical muscles.
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The first working powered exoskeleton was developed in the 1920s.
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The comics character Iron Man debuted in 1972.
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The Pentagon's initial name for the powered exoskeleton was the "servo soldier."
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The Springtail exoskeleton can swim underwater.
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General Electric's early exoskeleton design was called the Terminator.
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In the 1980s, government researchers developed an exoskeleton design called the Pitman suit.
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Cornell University's mid-1960s exoskeleton design was called the Batman suit.
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The latest generation of exoskeleton designs are quieter than an office printer.
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The Japanese HAL exoskeleton uses muscle movements to move the mechanical limbs.
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DARPA wants an exoskeleton capable of carrying hundreds of pounds for hours straight.
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In the early 1960s, exoskeletons were sometimes called man amplifiers.
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In the comics, Iron Man is incapable of flight.
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Iron Man's alter ego, Tony Stark, graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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The designer of the XOS powered exoskeleton once also designed a robotic dinosaur.
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In science fiction, powered exoskeletons are sometimes called BattleMechs.
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The latest generation of exoskeletons can carry 500 pounds of weight.
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Real-life powered exoskeletons can talk to the wearer.
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