Raytheon Sarcos's Exoskeleton Nears Production

The real-life Iron Man suit is lighter, stronger, and more efficient

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Raytheon Sarcos's Exoskeleton Nears Production

photo of iron man suit, doing push-ups

Photos: Raytheon
Goaaaaaal! The Iron Man suit allows its wearer enough agility to kick a soccer ball—and do push-ups.

Raytheon Sarcos's second-generation exoskeleton robotics suit, XOS 2, which was named one of Time magazine's 50 Best Inventions last year, is now a mere five years away from production, its inventors say.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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