Work exoskeleton under development


Twelve research institutions from seven European countries are involved in the Robo-mate project, which hopes to test a robotic suit that can be worn by factory employees within three years.One expert warned employers would need to be convinced the equipment would not pose safety issues of its own.Manufacturers including Italian carmaker Fiat and the French vehicle recycler Indra are working with the teams. The companies will suggest situations in which the tech could prove useful and have also said they would help test it.For example Indra has to deconstruct many …

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