LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing a wearable robot called the ‘CLOi SuitBot’ at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany. This is company’s first human-centric robot designed for Industry and Healthcare.
CLOi SuitBot is different from LG’s previously announced robots that navigate airport lounges and hotel hallways by themselves. It instead supports and enhances a user’s legs to allow for more mobility and lower limb strength.
Last year, LG invested in a startup called SG Robotics that develops robots to overcome the limitations of the human body in everyday life. Developed in collaboration with the startup, the LG CLOi SuitBot is a comfortable fit and has rotating joints that allow the wearable robot to move in a more relaxed and natural way to enhance the lower body while walking, standing or working.
Its sandal-type shoes and automatic adjustment feature allow the wearer to easily get in and out of the robot. This feature differentiates the LG CLOi SuitBot from many other exoskeletons that basically perform the same function.
The CLOi SuitBot can connect to other LG service robots to form a smart working network that can deliver information and tools required at work sites such as manufacturing, logistics, and distribution. Also, AI technology allows LG CLOi SuitBot to learn and evolve through the recognition and analysis of biometric and environment data, measuring and analyzing movements to suggest optimal movements and stances 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,” said 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.”
LG is showcasing the CLOi SuitBot at IFA 2018 in Berlin until September 5th. Visitors can check it out at the company’s booth in Hall 18.