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For $50,000, you too can look like a Transformer

Skeletonics, Inc. demonstrated a robotic skeleton suit at the South By Southwest festival in Austin. Watch the gadget in action. (Kate M. Tobey/The Washington Post)

The SXSW Interactivity Festival may have ended a few days ago, but we’re going to take one last look back! Here’s one of the crazier things I ran into. It’s essentially an exoskeleton that you can strap on to your body.

Skeletronics mechanical designer Tomohiro Aka told me they hope the suit will find a place in extreme sports. While it looks like a lot of fun, the price is awfully high for most of us. You can learn more about the project on their Web site.

Matt McFarland is the editor of Innovations. He's always looking for the next big thing. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.



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