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May 17, 2017

ICYMI: Skydiving from drones while Lowe’s exoskeleton does heavy lifting

by John_A

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Today on In Case You Missed It: Latvian UAV company, Aerones, which specializes in heavy-lift drones, has made publicity stunts an annual tradition and this year is no different. They perched a man atop a 330 meter electrical tower, then sent their 28-rotor drone up to pick him up, then release him to gently parachute back to the ground. It’s the future of commuting.

We also take a look at a new, unpowered exoskeleton that Lowe’s home improvement and Virginia Tech have developed. It utilizes carbon fiber rods situated around the wearer’s legs that flex as the user bends over bend and spring back once they stand back up. It makes picking up heavy items a breeze and has been well-received by store employees during recent trial runs.

As always, please share any interesting tech or science videos you find by using the #ICYMI hashtag on Twitter for @Terrortola.

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