Robotic Exosuits at Lowes Will Help Employees Lift Products

Published by , May 22, 2017 11:24 am

(Axios)  Virginia Tech and Lowes have teamed up to create robotic exosuits. They’re a lightweight suit outfitted with lift-assist technology to help employees lift products easier. Lowes’ job description explains that employees must be able lift up to 70 pounds.
The exoskeleton is a promising example of how robots can empower humans to perform better at work rather than replace them altogether. Furthermore, these exosuits could expand opportunities for older workers who want to get back into the labor force at a place like Lowes, who would otherwise be barred from the physical requirements.

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