The Robo-Mate is the world's first industrial exoskeleton, and is designed to help lighten the load of industrial workers engaged in heavy lifting tasks. The exoskeleton, unveiled in Stuttgart in Germany, can make 10 kilos feel like one.
The exoskeleton consists of inter-supporting modules for the arms, legs and trunk. The trunk module supports the back and spine and prevents slipped discs. The leg modules support the inner thighs and function as seats while squatting.
The Robo-Mate is designed to support industrial workers in their everyday work and keep them healthy. Despite increasing automation, there will always be certain physical tasks that robots won't be able to accomplish and which call for human laborers to put their bodies on the line. This exoskeleton helps make their job easier and safer.