From Japan: Robot Farming Suit

From Japan comes a possible solution for the all this heavy lifting — the wearable robot.

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The concept comes courtesy of Shigeki Toyama and colleagues from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. The aptly dubbed “farming robot suit” is a strap-on contraption that makes lifting objects much easier than nature intended, reportedly reducing the wear and tear placed on one’s joints, knees and back by around 50%.

Additionally, the suit will be programmable depending on the type of work being done. According to a press release, the cost will range from $5,000 to $9,000 for you early adopters.

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