Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in A Specter is Haunting Texas
by Fritz Leiber

Fascinating and satirical novel by Leiber in a future USA, in which Texas stretches from Mexico to Canada. The Texans are larger, the Mexicans are smaller - the satire is outsized also. A Thin, a human being raised in microgravity, is invited to Earth; his survival depends on an elaborate metal exoskeleton.

(From 'A Specter Haunting Texas' by Fritz Lieber)

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HAL-5 Exoskeleton To Carry Mountain Climber
   Exoskeletons helped humans raised in microgravity over come Earth's gravity in a 1968 novel; now they help people overcome gravity on Earth in real life.

Robotic Ankle Exoskeleton Helps Users Regain Limb Function
   Research provides a device that both supports the ankle, and helps interpret the brain's signals.

MIT Exoskeleton Shoulders The Weight For You
   This nifty exoskeleton from MIT is much lighter and uses less power than other weight-supporting exoskeletons, like the BLEEX.

Honda Walking Assist Exoskeleton Video
   Honda lets you strap on this partial-exoskeleon and walk a bit easier. At least, that's the theory behind this experimental device. With video.

ReWalk Exoskeleton Video
   Interesting video shows off the capabilities of this medical exoskeleton; increased mobility is the goal.

Medical Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed Man To Walk
   Nice story about a man who is able to walk again, and the sfnal precursors that put this idea into the minds of roboticists.

Honda Walking Assist Device
   Nifty invention from Honda also illustrates some differences between people in the US and people in Japan.

Therapeutic Medical Exoskeleton Prototype
   Interesting use of robotics to both amplify lost muscle power and assist in rehabilitation when possible.

HULC Exoskeleton From Lockheed Martin
   New product from LM lets soldiers carry up to 200 pounds for many hours with less fatigue.

XOS 2 Raytheon Gen 2 Exoskeleton For Ironman 2
   Iron Man, your new suit awaits!

Berkeley Bionics eLEGS Exoskeleton
   Exoskeletons will be available in US clinics early next year.

LOPES Robotic Exoskeleton Assists Stroke Victims
   This robotic exoskeleton is designed to both assist and assess stroke victims as they walk back from their illness.

Paralyzed Woman In Robotic Exoskeleton Finishes Marathon
   Human courage plus technological progress equals science fiction in the news!

3D Printed Exoskeleton Uplifts Little Girl
   This remarkable story shows that 3D printer technology is just getting started.

Robotic Exoskeleton Releases Man From Wheelchair
   'This man was standing on two corrugated-soled titanium footplates...'- Fritz Leiber, 1968.

'It Feels Like Robocop - Without A Weapon
   Gandhi's exoskeleton?

SuitX Cheap Medical Exoskeleton
   '... standing on two corrugated-soled titanium footplates...' - Fritz Leiber, 1968.

Medical Exoskeleton From Cyberdyne Gets FDA Approval
   It's been a long road for HAL-5; I started writing about it in 2005. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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Ulm Sleep Pods For The Homeless
re: Larry Niven

Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
re: Peter Watts

More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
re: Robert Heinlein

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