Brazilian Scientists to Unveil “Iron Man” Suit at the World Cup

robomanBrazilian doctor, Miguel Nicolelis, along with a team of 156 scientists, is choosing an interesting platform to display a new thought-controlled “Iron Man”  exoskeleton. The exoskeleton, which has been in the works since 2002 and has received around $14 million dollars in funding from the Brazilian government, has allowed paraplegics autonomous movement as well as sensory input that mimics touch. On April 24, 2014, a paraplegic took their first steps in the suit. Now, Nicolelis and his team will be having a paraplegic wear the suit and deliver the first kick during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 12, 2014. An estimated 65,000 attendees and one billion television viewers will be watching the public demonstration of scientific advancement.

(Source: AFP)

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