Chris Baker, 34 from Essex walking for the first time in 8 years after he was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Iraq in 2005. See Masons copy MNROBOT: A paralysed war veteran has walked for the first time in eight years thanks to a pair of £50,000 robotic legs. Now the 34-year-old needs the public's help to raise the money needed to pay for the state-of-the-art exoskeleton. Chris Baker suffered life-changing injuries after he was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Iraq in 2005. The former Lance Corporal was escorting officials from the army and navy near Basra when the vehicle he was in was hit.