It still is in the early works, there is barely anything to talk about the worldbuilding. But what I can say is that I'm interested on replacing hydraulic exoskeletons with a simpler back-pack-like that have drone electric engines.
These electric motors would lift the equivalent of 80-90% of the user's weight (including its own electric engines and power source.
Something like this, but smaller, since they don't need to take off:
- The idea:
The idea is that since 90% of the user weight is reduced, they would be able to jump and climb buildings like super humans.
However, it still is earth's gravity, and they are still just electric motors. So they still need to accelerate the same amount of mass with just their legs.
The only thing similar to this idea that I could find was a video of a Lunar Gravity Simulation that is just a person connected to a tether/exoskeleton that slows down their jump and fall to, well, simulate how they would be on the moon.
However, as you can see on the video itself in slow motion, once the person inside the suit jumps, her body lifts a little bit inside the suit, letting me to believe that maybe she would be able to jump higher. But how higher I can't tell.
How high these people would be able to jump with an electric motor lifting 90% of their weight? It would be significant enough? Or this thing would just be able to help them climb something?