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Italian Researchers Demonstrate 'Powerloader' Suit 57

Sockatume writes "Researchers in Italy have demonstrated a powered exoskeleton that can lift 50kg with each hand, as demonstrated in a video with the BBC. The 'body extender' from the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa has been developed for applications like disaster relief, and is just one of many strength-augmenting systems being developed for use in rescue, military, and medical applications. Neither the researchers nor the BBC make the comparison to the Powerloader in the movie Aliens — but come on, look at it."
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Italian Researchers Demonstrate 'Powerloader' Suit

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @09:50AM (#46407323)

    As an Estonian who has seen building activity, I can shed some light on how you need only 20 guys to lift that 100 kg. ;P

    2 bosses to negotiate the subcontracting and sip coffee at the site
    2 guys to bring everyone coffee and sandwiches
    6 guys with binoculars and radios to watch out for inspectors
    4 guys to run the used car business on the construction site
    4 guys to run the gravel and cement business on the site
    2 guys to lift 100 kg ;P

    Voila. ;P

May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!