By James Pero For Dailymail.com
Published: 04:44 GMT, 9 January 2020 | Updated: 04:50 GMT, 9 January 2020
Delta may be known for its airplanes, but a new and surprisingly dextrous exoskeleton may be the next invention to really take off.
The suit, called the Guardian XO, is a relatively small full-body exoskeleton that the company envisions will be used for heavy duty construction and commercial applications that require a formidable dose of brute strength.
In a demonstration of the all-electric suit at CES in Las Vegas - the first ever public demo of the device - Delta and its partner Sarcos Robotics showed off just how capable the exoskeleton is.
The Guardian XO (pictured above) is an exoskeleton developed jointly by Delta and Sarcos robotics that makes lifting airplane tires and other heavy objects seem like a piece of cake
The demonstrator - a moderately sized young man by the name of Ben - strapped himself into the suit in just a couple minutes and started the first trial of the demonstration.
'It's a pretty comfortable machine, I can move around as if I wasn't wearing this,' said Ben who told the audience that he had only been training with the suit for about four months.
Using the suit's arms and a pair of metal prongs, or fingers, the demonstrator showed how the Guardian was able to