Robotic suit gives shipyard workers super strength | New Scientist

To don the exoskeleton, workers start by strapping their feet on to foot pads at the base of the robot.

Padded straps at the thigh, waist and across the chest connect the user to the suit, allowing the robot to move with their bodies as it bears loads for them.

A system of hydraulic joints and electric motors running up the outside of the legs links to a backpack, which powers and controls the rig.

via Robotic suit gives shipyard workers super strength – health – 04 August 2014 – New Scientist.

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