I, for one, welcome our new nerdborg governator overlords

Ironmen: "Dan Rupert crouches inside a 180-pound frame of chrome-myolybdenum steel alloy like a man wearing the bones of a robot gorilla. Metal bars cantilever over his shoulders and down along his arms, terminating in menacing, knuckle-dragging hooks. At his feet, an industrial screw drive hums quietly. Rupert, a high school engineering teacher from San Diego, isn't trying to look like a supervillain. He is trying to lift a 650-pound barbell in front of a crowd of several hundred people. The exoskeleton - nicknamed Technotrousers - is supposed to make it happen."
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13 Responses:

  1. hepkitten says:

    how very aliens.

  2. weev says:

    This + this = teh win!

  3. drreagan says:

    I get the feeling he doesn't quite "get" the idea behind weight-training.

  4. kirinqueen says:

    Help me Grommet! These are the WRONG TROUSERS!!!!

  5. ajshepherd says:

    Rupert, a high school engineering teacher from San Diego, isn't trying to look like a supervillain.

    He's trying to look like a dork. And succeeding!

  6. j4k0b says:

    I'm pretty sure that guy teaches at the school I used to go to in San Diego. There was a Mr. Rupert (Rupe) who taught engineering who looks strikingly similar to that man. And my school was really rich and into robotic competitions.