Ford’s cars are getting closer to driving themselves, but they still need humans to build them. And because people aren’t quite as durable as robots, it’s trying to make those jobs easier by developing a suit with Ekso Bionics that takes the stress out of working long hours on a car assembly floor.
Ekso, founded in 2005 in California, builds exoskeletons, essentially robotic assistive systems that people strap into to make walking, lifting, and standing easier. It’s worked with the U.S. military to build suits for soldiers.
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