Like if they put a lot of money into developing a piloted robot fighting machines…kinda of a random question but do you think the military have given it much thought :P?
Interestingly enough, last year when Iron Man came out, the cover story on Popular Mechanics was on the Army’s new exoskeleton. At the same time, Fusionman made history by being the first to fly across the English Channel on his wearable jet-wing. So truth is catching up to fiction all the time. (I don’t think we will see anything as big as Gundams or Evangelions soon, because they make such good targets.)
The biggest limit to the Army’s exoskeleton is that it can’t carry its own power source. It can plug into a Humvee that has a generator on board.
I think that Fusionman might still have a video of him flying on youtube, check it out. He’s also in wiki. Air forces all over the world have offered him contracts, but he want to make it a civilian product. But they are salivating and probably several nations already have some models in development. I wouldn’t be surprised.