Hyundai has unveiled a robotic suit that can help factory workers and more
Hyundai asks, why dream of a suit like Iron Man’s when we can make it a reality? In a recent blog post from the South Korean car maker, Hyundai unveiled its wearable robot prototype, one that the automaker admits to be inspired by the Marvel superhero.
The suit can help with numerous everyday tasks. But with Hyundai’s version, the company would like to start small. Hyundai said that the wearable robotic exoskeleton ‘is being for commercialization’ which means that the goal is to allow people to wear the suit and make life easier.
For instance, the robot suit gives the wearer more strength to lift objects that a person can’t normally do and would need a machine for. One can have a lifting capability of 600 pounds or hundreds of kilograms with ease. Moreover, wearing the suit minimizes health and injury risks when doing such an arduous task. At the same time, it helps increase the productivity of workers, without having the need to rely on heavy machinery to complete the work.