The Impressive Exoskeletons Created Both for Work and for Play

These suits can give their wearers super powers.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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Exoskeletons are specially designed mech suits that allow their wearers to have superpowers. These exoskeletons are specifically engineered to allow their wearers to achieve tasks they could never do on their own.

Today, exoskeletons are both used for leisure, such as to race against each other, and for work, such as aiding supply chain workers in their daily tasks.

For example, Ford has deployed some pretty nifty exoskeletons in 15 of their plants worldwide to reduce workers’ fatigue and injuries. What do these mech suits do? They provide up to 15 lbs (7 kg) of lift support per arm allowing Ford workers to lift that much more easily. 

But there are also exoskeletons created for fun like the 9,000-lb (4,082-kg) quadruped suits that amplify their pilots’ motions allowing them to tackle any terrain at a top speed of 19 mph (30 km/h). These are mostly used for fun races done purely for entertainment. 

Have these examples piqued your curiosity yet? Do you want to see some of these mighty exoskeletons in action? Want to discover more about the vast variety of applications they have? Then, do not miss our video.

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