January 14, 2015

Exosuits Could Save Factory Workers from Losing Their Jobs to Robots

By Andrew Herr

Source: VICE Media

Journalist(s) Jason Koebler

Robots are automating humans out of factories, out of menial jobs, and off of the battlefield. Everywhere you look, humans are losing jobs to robots. But maybe, by becoming semi-robotic ourselves, humans will stave off the robotic revolution for some time yet.

I'm talking, of course, about exosuits. Not quite Iron Man (but maybe, one day) but simply a mechanical suit that confers its wearer a very specific superpower. In many cases, that superpower will be super strength, but, more likely, it's something like super welding or super drilling or something much more mundane.

Read the full article at VICE.

  • Andrew Herr

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Andrew Herr is an Adjunct Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS, the CEO of Helicase, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Security Studies at Geor...