The Japanese are continuing their relentless development of power assist devices to help the aging and weak to work at construction sites like anyone else. At Nagoya University research is being done on a wearable robot to help with common carpentry tasks that require the worker to hold heavy boards with one hand and screw them in place with the other.
Article (PDF): Development of a Wearable Robot for Assisting Carpentry Workers
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