Check out the Hercules C-130.
It's a military plane used to carry weapons, Humvees and even drop bombs.
Not exactly a light load.
And to handle the tools responsible for building them, you've got to be strong, really strong.
Here's is one solution:a robotic suit aimed to giving workers superhuman strength.
Right now tell me, what does feel like to you right now?
Pretty much weightless.
But I'm told that this is definitely not weightless.
No, it is not.All right, so we are going to try it, right, and I'm going to see.
You got it?
Pull it out.
Oh, OK. So, that certainly not weightless.
When you stand or kneel, FORTIS transfers weight to the ground.
It has weights on the back to serve as a counterbalance.
Putting on the FORTIS is like a cross between wearing a spacesuit and becoming a robot.
It's a little awkward to move around, but wearing FORTIS can suddenly allow you to lift heavy objects for long periods on end.
And that's helpful when you are building something as big as a plane.
We've all seen Ironman before, but it seems so futuristic.
What was the idea behind it?
We are looking at different technologies, we found that there was a need to help industrial workers who are experiencing fatigue from holding heavy tools out for long periods of time.
You don't want the people building this thing to be tired.
Objects are literally flying out of it.
Lockheed Martin makes FORTIS to sell to its customers.