Vimal Govin Manikandan, an Mechanical Engineering student from Kerala, has crafted an Iron Man suit capable of lifting as much as 330 pounds and costs 50,182 Indian Rupees.

The full-fledged Iron Man suit can lift more than 330 pounds and runs on battery-powered pressurized air chambers, according to AJ+. Rashid Bin Abdulla says that the inventor is a young man “who has made a human-controlled exoskeleton with powered machines that is used to boost human ability, especially in defence and heavy industry, for which he has won international recognition from the prestigious American Society of Research (ASR) in January this year.”

The suit isn’t as pretty as Robert Downey Jr.’s, but it’s actually the fruit of Manikandan’s award-winning paper titled A System and Method of Maneuvering Powered Exoskeleton Using Mechanical and Hydraulic Feedback.”
Vimal says he was inspired by Hollywood movies to create the robot, especially the suits in the “Avengers”and “IRON Man”. In fact, this isn’t even his first exotic suit. His team built their first prototype back in 2015, which was much larger but mechanically-powered.
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