LG Electronics has developed a connected robotic suit to assist workers involved with manual handling at factories and warehouses.
The LG CLOi SuitBot is designed to “support and enhance a user’s legs to allow for more mobility and lower limb strength."
“A comfortable fit and naturally rotating joints allow the CLOi SuitBot to move in a more relaxed and natural way to enhance the lower body while walking, standing, or working,” says LG.
“It’s 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.”
The suit connects to other LG service robots. The idea is that companies can create a network of such devices at manufacturing and logistics worksites, with the exoskeleton assisting employees.
LG says the suit was the result of an investment it made in SG Robotics last year.