In Pictures: IREX Robot Exhibition 2011Koba Labs' muscle suits have been around in various iterations for some time, but the crowds descended for a demonstration. The suit uses "air muscles", which can be inflated and deflated at the push of a button. One wearer was able to lift three 10kg bags of rice on his own, but with the aid of the suit he comfortably lifted 50kg. When the muscles were deflated, he buckled under the weight.
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