So you're a would-be Tony Stark. But how much do you actually know about powered exoskeletons, aka "Iron Man" suits? Test your knowledge with our Fact or Fiction quiz.
Question 1 of 21
A powered exoskeleton is inserted into the human body.
Question 2 of 21
The title character of the 1987 movie "Robocop" was a police officer who donned a powered exoskeleton each morning before going out to fight crime.
Question 3 of 21
The Pentagon has spent millions trying to develop powered exoskeletons.
Question 4 of 21
The 1858 dime novel "Steam Man of the Prairies" was the first depiction of a device with an artificial exoframe and mechanical muscles.
Question 5 of 21
The first working powered exoskeleton was developed in the 1920s.
Question 6 of 21
The comics character Iron Man debuted in 1972.
Question 7 of 21
The Pentagon's initial name for the powered exoskeleton was the "servo soldier."
Question 8 of 21
The Springtail exoskeleton can swim underwater.
Question 9 of 21
General Electric's early exoskeleton design was called the Terminator.
Question 10 of 21
In the 1980s, government researchers developed an exoskeleton design called the Pitman suit.
Question 11 of 21
Cornell University's mid-1960s exoskeleton design was called the Batman suit.
Question 12 of 21
The latest generation of exoskeleton designs are quieter than an office printer.
Question 13 of 21
The Japanese HAL exoskeleton uses muscle movements to move the mechanical limbs.
Question 14 of 21
DARPA wants an exoskeleton capable of carrying hundreds of pounds for hours straight.
Question 15 of 21
In the early 1960s, exoskeletons were sometimes called man amplifiers.
Question 16 of 21
In the comics, Iron Man is incapable of flight.
Question 17 of 21
Iron Man's alter ego, Tony Stark, graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Question 18 of 21
The designer of the XOS powered exoskeleton once also designed a robotic dinosaur.
Question 19 of 21
In science fiction, powered exoskeletons are sometimes called BattleMechs.
Question 20 of 21
The latest generation of exoskeletons can carry 500 pounds of weight.
Question 21 of 21