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Hyundai is building an Iron Man suit for factory workers

Korean auto giant Hyundai has revealed photos of a wearable robot, which it says can be used to help people lift heavy objects and get around more easily.

The exoskeleton, which the company is comparing to an Iron Man suit, can be used to lift hundreds of kilograms in weight.

According to the firm (via The Verge), it could also be handy for the military (of course), helping them move faster while wearing heavy duty gear.

Hyundai also explained how it could be an aid for people recovering from injuries or dealing with disabilities.

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While the suit doesn’t look nearly as flashy as Tony Stark’s and there’s certainly no rocket shoes or hand repulsors, there seem to be quite a few practical uses.

Hyundai hasn’t revealed any information about if and when these robots might be let loose in the wild, but at the very least there’ll be less visits to the chiropractor for the firm’s auto workers.

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