'Robo-suit' lets man lift 100kg. Engineers in Italy have developed a wearable robot which can enable users to lift up to 50kg in each extended hand. It could be developed to work in factories or to clear debris and rescue survivors in earthquake zones, they say. The “body extender” has been built by the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (Percro) at Pisa's Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. The exoskeleton is one of many being developed around the world for manufacturing, therapeutic and military purposes. Percro's Fabio Salsedo demonstrates how the machine works. Source