Thanks! Mostly inspired by the Power Loader in Aliens and the mech suits in Matrix Reloaded. Wanted to show a design that is 'in between' technology, as it still relies on basic hydraulics, but is also incorporating a new muscle imitating system like the augmentations in Deus EX: Human Revolution.
I really love the dynamics of this design - it would translate to the big screen so well, and be very exciting to watch move. You should get in touch with this guy and collaborate on an animation project!