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The US military is developing a powered exoskeleton that will enable its soldiers to walk further and lift heavier weapons than an un-suited human could.

The project is part of a $50 million research program into ways to improve speed strength and stamina of the soldiers, according to the BBC.

Project co-ordinater, Dr Ephrahim Garcia, said that the demands of the project were formidable. He said that much of the initial work to prove concepts rather than to develop products.

"The controls, the power requirements, the human interface to the machine are all things that we do not know if we can do yet," he said, describing it as a "huge challenge"

The suits are expected to be ready for testing within the decade.

The news will, no doubt, be heartening for Kevin "Captain Cyborg" Warwick. Surely this is yet another step closer to the Terminator style apocalypse he seems convinced we face. ®

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