(DAILYMAIL) — Need a hand lifting something?

A robotic device invented by engineering students could help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds (18 kg).

That’s equivalent to a four-year old child. Instead of feeling the full weight of their body, the robot arm would make lifting the child feel as easy as lifting a cup of tea.

Titan Arm looks and sounds like part of a superhero’s costume, but its creators say it’s designed for ordinary people – those who need either physical rehabilitation or a little extra muscle for their job.

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