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The figures are even more dramatic against the backdrop of an aging population and a noticeable shortage of skilled workers in production. In some cases, aids such as forklifts or cranes could improve workers’ situation. However, often these static aids prove to be too inflexible in practice or the acquisition costs are comparatively high.
Also, our workplaces are far from having all work done by robots. An important early lesson is that not all kinds of human work can be economically replaced by full automation or robotic systems. This is where exoskeletons can help – whether it’s lifting heavy loads in logistics, the care sector or on the production line.