Robots and Dune-style suits: Outdoor work may have to change with rising temperatures, says NTU don

Heat stroke is a severe condition that can cause organ failure, which can lead to coma, which is potentially deadly. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Work hours could one day be restricted to before the sun rises and after it sets, and most manual work would be undertaken by robots and machines controlled by people donning Dune-style suits to beat the heat.

As the island gets warmer, the way people work and live outdoors in Singapore is likely to change drastically, said Dr Fabian Lim from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University.

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