LG last year invested in a startup that develops robots which are designed to overcome the limits imposed by the limitations of the human body in everyday life. The LG CLOi SuitBot was designed in collaboration with this startup, SG ROBOTICS, which focuses on the use of wearable robots to improve the quality of life. The SuitBot, according to the company, allows the user to move in a more relaxed and natural way, helping the lower ends while walking, standing or working. The “shoes” the (shape reminiscent of sandals) and the automatic adjustment function allows the user to enter and easily comes in costume, which, as stresses LG, differentiates SuitBot from many other exoskeletons.
Among other things, SuitBot can connect to other LG robots so that it is part of an “intelligent” network for sharing information and tools needed in workplaces in areas such as construction, logistics, and distribution. Also, the LG CLOi series robots are being developed as part of a broader initiative on artificial intelligence: AI Technology allows SuitBot to “learn” and evolve through the identification and analysis of biometric and environmental data as well as measurement and motion analysis to suggest the best possible moves and stops for maximum performance.
As Dong Dah-Chun, chairman of LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company, said:
it’s just one of a series of “revolutionary” artificial intelligence products designed to interact with users to make it easier and create new opportunities for LG ‘s robotics business to become a next-generation “developer”.
In general, robotic exoskeletons seem to be gaining ground for establishing their use for both industrial and day-to-day purposes: It is worth noting that Ford has recently announced that its employees in 15 factories around the world will use “EksoVest” exoskeleton, which aims to support/strengthen the upper torso and the extremities of the worker, in order to avoid injuries to heavy, repetitive bodywork.