Video: Bionic exoskeletons to let U.S. troops kick ass in ways yet undreamed of

I want Osama to wake up someday to the sight of a squad of these things stomping towards him in the dark. Give ’em all pairs of glowing red goggles and you’re set for a pants-wetting Terminator-esque climax. Although for full effect, they’d need to somehow replicate the menacing metallic thud of the footsteps. These ones look like they tread pretty lightly.

Actually, this get-up recalls a different sci-fi classic, doesn’t it? No matter. We’re taking the best elements of each and building the ultimate bad-ass robo-soldier. Next up: The shoulder-mounted laser cannon.