A wearable robot is under development at Hyundai Motor Group, which can be used for various industrial and rehabilitation purposes. Similar to the lines of the suit seen in Hollywood blockbuster Iron Man, the new Hyundai robot suit will aid the wearer by enhancing physical strength.
It will allow the wearer to carry objects weighing over 100 kgs and will also help in walking and climbing steps. The suit can be used by industrial workers while it will also aid disabled and elderly people to walk and go about their day to day activities.
Similar in design to the suit seen in Iron Man, the user has to be buckled into the Hyundai suit. It is a blue colored robotic exoskeleton that can tackle jobs which would otherwise be impossible for humans. It increases efficiency and lessens work related injuries.
The robot is able to lift heavy weights while in military exercises it will allow soldiers to undertake longer walks and move more quickly even while carrying heavy gear. It will be useful for elderly and disabled with mobility issues while it will also be of extreme use in various commercial applications.
Though the company has revealed this Hyundai Iron Man suit and demonstrated it varied uses, both for commercial and personal use, it has not yet announced any specific date as to when this would be ready for markets.