Movies like Iron Man and Avatar depict mechanized suits that can give average humans superpowers. This year, more practical versions of these apparatuses will be made available for commercial applications.
Sarcos Robotics’s Guardian XO is a battery-powered suit intended for construction sites, mines, and factories. Built to enhance worker productivity, the suits help people lift heavy loads—up to 198 pounds—without back strain.
Ekso Bionics, which develops medical-grade exoskeletons, created a vest intended to help workers more easily perform high exertion overhead tasks.
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