Ford reveals ‘Iron Man’ exoskeletons are already being used by production line workers at two of its US Plants


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New mechanical exoskeletons being tested by Ford Motor Co may help factory workers to function like bionic people

Robots have replaced many U.S. manufacturing workers, but new mechanical exoskeletons being tested by Ford may help factory workers to function like bionic people, reducing the physical damage of millions of repetitive tasks over many years. The U.S. automaker said on Thursday that workers at two U.S. factories are testing upper-body exoskeletons developed by Richmond, California-based Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc, which are designed to reduce injuries and increase productivity.

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