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LG's SuitBot Improves User's Ability to Lift Heavy Objects Over Time

 - Aug 24, 2018
References: inverse & cnet
As part of LG's CLOi range of service robots, SuitBot is a unique wearable robot that is purpose-built to help workers who participate in prolonged heavy lifting. Debuting at IFA 2018 in Berlin, this showing is being called the first ever "human-centric wearable robot." Designed to be worn around the waist and legs, the SuitBot is built as an exoskeleton to "support and enhance a user's legs," ensuring factory workers and other people doing heavy lifting can operate heavy objects with greater strength and mobility.

The SuitBot was built in partnership with South Korean-based SG Robotics with a focus on "comfortable fit and naturally rotating joints." This focus allows the wearable robot to be worn for long periods of time, whether the tasks entail lifting, walking, or standing.