As robot workers are looking less likely and too expensive for companies, a technology that allows employers to power up their human staff more efficiently is emerging.
Called exosuits, the mechanical vests can be worn to give any individual increased strength and endurance, allowing them to carry out strenuous tasks in factories and construction sites with ease.
Exosuits could also have a medical application, helping the many millions living with disabilities; those with impaired movement being given greater walking ability with mechanical trousers.
Whilst exosuits have already been adopted widely in Asia, the technology slowly crept into North America and Europe in 2018.
I wonder where I can order one?