Hyundai Unveils Wearable Robot

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Hyundai Unveils Wearable Robot

South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled a wearable robot that can be applied in many areas including military and production lines, the company announced on Friday.

"This wearable robot that we are developing for commercial purposes will be used in diverse areas," a company official said.

"Such a robot development is in line with Hyundai Motor Group's vision for free mobility of people and things."

The robot is like the suit seen in the Hollywood blockbuster "Iron Man", which one can wear by simply buckling into it, Xinhua news agency reported.

The wearable robot under development is known to help the controller by enhancing overall physical strength, making it possible to lift an object weighing over 60 kg and assist him or her walk and go up stairs.

It can be used in assisting people with disabilities and the elderly to walk and engage in diverse activities, the official added.

Hyundai last month announced its partnership with Cisco Systems to develop Internet-connected car technology, part of the automaker's push to develop "high-performing computers on wheels".

Auto and tech firms are increasingly forming alliances to expand services that hook cars up to Internet, particularly as the race to develop self-driving cars heats up.

Hyundai said Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun met Cisco Chief Executive Chuck Robbins in Seoul and agreed to co-develop in-vehicle network technology for high-speed transfer of large amounts of data.

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