A robotic arm that boosts human strength has won the 2013 James Dyson award as the team behind it looks towards commercialisation.

A team of mechanical engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania have won the 2013 James Dyson award for a robotic arm capable of increasing human strength.

The Titan Arm can be used both in medical fields as a way for people suffering from back injuries to help rebuild muscles, and also in a work setting to enable people to lift heavy objects.

The team, which won $30,000 ($48k) in prize money, are now looking into further developing the arm,…

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