This power amplification robot, called Power Loader, is currently under development by Activelink, a Panasonic subsidiary venture. The aim is to achieve a robot that can freely utilize power beyond human strength, in emergencies or on construction sites. Power Loader's role is to link people with construction machinery.
"Power Loader receives the force input by a person through its force sensors, and amplifies it using motors. In this way, it assists the person, by producing a large force that the person can't achieve alone. The concept we've used to develop Power Loader is, you get into it, rather than wearing it. Using this concept makes it safer to operate."