The Spartans of the Halo universe are capable of some pretty incredible stuff, but so they should: they're soldiers in fancy robot suits from the 26th century. In the 21st century, it's all about the baby steps.

This is the XOS 2, or as we're calling it, Spartan Armour Test Suit v1.0. It's basically an exo-suit that gives the wearer greatly enhanced strength and carrying power. While you're limited to 3mph while wearing one, you can also, as the clip below showcases, punch through blocks of wood.

It's got a ways to go before it'll survive a needler round or a fall from space, but with a few hundred years up our sleeves, we're sure science has plenty of time to get things right.

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Hands On With The Sarcos XOS 2 – The Real Life Iron Man [Crunchgear]