LG’s New Exoskeleton or ‘Wearable Robot’ Promises to Give Users Superhuman Strength

LG wearable robot

Electronics giant LG has developed a wearable robot that supports and enhances a user’s legs by adding lower limb strength and increase mobility. LG is planning to showcase its new robot at the IFA, a consumer electronics event in Berlin from August 31 to September 5. The company calls its exoskeleton the first “human-centric” wearable robot.

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The LG CLOi SuitBot, looks similar to the exoskeleton other companies have been bringing out.

The new powered suit was designed in collaboration with the startup SG Robotics, which has been studying how wearable robots can enhance our quality of life.

This exoskeleton could be used in a work scenario to help avoid injuries and increase ease for physical work.

LG says the exoskeleton is a comfortable fit. Its naturally rotating joints allow the robot to move more easily and in a natural way to enhance the lower body while walking, standing or working.

“Its sandal-type shoes and automatic adjustment feature allow the wearer to get in and out of the suit more easily, differentiating LG CLOi SuitBot from many other exoskeletons,” says LG.

The LG CLOi SuitBot can connect to other LG service robots to become part of a smart working network to deliver information and tools required at workplaces such as manufacturing, logistics and distribution, reports Robotics & Automation.

LG wearable robot

According to LG, the CLOi SuitBot uses artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and evolve through the recognition and analysis of biometric and environment data. That should ultimately mean the optimum movement is suggested for maximum power efficiency.

“LG CLOi SuitBot is evidence of our full commitment to expanding our portfolio of service robots that deliver tangible convenience and innovation in our lives,” says Song Dae-hyun, president of LG’s Home Appliance & Air Solution Company.

“It’s just one example of a wide range of revolutionary AI products designed to interact with users to dramatically elevate user convenience and create new opportunities to advance our robotics initiative into a next-gen growth engine.”

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LG’s previously announced robots include Guide Robot, Cleaning Robot and Serving Robot. But, unlike the others, the new LG CLOi SuitBot does not navigate airport lounges and hotel hallways by itself.

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Ramona Socher
Ramona Socher is Online Editor at WT | Wearable Technologies