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SolRo - 2014-09-15

This is stupid.

infinite zest - 2014-09-15

The correct wording is "this is ASU"

SolRo - 2014-09-15

my brain filtered that out.

This is an amazing accomplishment for ASU! You're so smart! You all get gold stickers!

baleen - 2014-09-16

Stars for SolRo self-congratulating himself about something again.

Crab Mentality - 2014-09-15

The amount of time actually shaved off a mile run is too easy a target, so I'll set that aside.

They mention soldiers using this to get in and out of sensitive areas. I don't think a large shrieking backpack that makes you a tiny bit faster is an advantage.

Pillager - 2014-09-16

In ten years a jet pack like this will help someone in power armor scoot up hills or dash into cover.

chumbucket - 2014-09-16

Desperately seeking DARPA funding. They may have better luck with a fighting force that needs research in how to run away more effectively.

Also dude reminds me of Hanover from Heavy Metal the movie.

fedex - 2014-09-21

This would have been great at Gallipoli

craptacular - 2014-09-15

first 30 seconds and they admit that everyone wants a jetpack that lets them fly, but theirs isn't flight viable. color me disinterested.

Raggamuffin - 2014-09-15

Clearly the next step in human evolution.

SixDigitDebt - 2014-09-15

Designed by people who have no idea what being a soldier is like.

infinite zest - 2014-09-15

it's like getting Starseige Tribes to run on a 486.

Albuquerque Halsey - 2014-09-16

5 for glitter boy, 3 for underwhelming vid

Nominal - 2014-09-16

Oh my god, this is a promotional video for ASU? THIS WAS THE BRILLIANT SHOWCASE THEY COULD COME UP WITH

"We found we could get n-....errr people to run faster by dragging them with a truck. So then the question became, do we apply the force using a truck, or do we build an exoskeleton jetpack?"

The presenter speaks like every dimwitted person I've met trying to sound smart.

SolRo - 2014-09-16

You underestimate how impressive this seems to MBAs looking to go back to school for a real degree.

Robin Kestrel - 2014-09-16

Phase II: Internal jetpack with the force directed out of the anus. Smokescreen optional.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2014-09-16

ASU where the only requirement for entrance is having a pulse.

Old People - 2014-09-16

Umm no, more like a SAMAS. Duh!

Doomstein - 2014-09-20

So DARPA was hoping for some kind of super-soldier exo-skeletons, and they end up with some asshole with model airplane turbines strapped to his back?

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