Tony Stark has some competition.
South Korean shipyard workers donning robotic suits will soon have the ability to lift 220-pound metal slabs effortlessly, without any strain on their bodies. A reinforced frame has a self-supporting system with three hours of battery life that gives workers superhuman strength.
According to New Scientist, when wearing the exoskeletons “workers do not feel the weight of its 28-kilogram frame of carbon, aluminum alloy and steel, as the suit supports itself and is engineered to follow the wearer’s movements.”
The suit has been successfully tested and is expected to be implemented in the next few months, although there is no word on when upgraded versions with the ability to fly and shoot lasers out of the hands will hit the general market.