LG debuts wearable robot at IFA 2018

LG CLOi SuitBot supports and enhances a user’s legs to allow for more mobility and lower limb strength
Updated 11 September 2018
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LG debuts wearable robot at IFA 2018

LG Electronics unveiled to the public at IFA 2018 in Berlin its first “human-centric” wearable robot. But unlike previously announced robots from LG such as Guide Robot, Cleaning Robot and Serving Robot, LG CLOi SuitBot does not navigate airport lounges and hotel hallways by itself. What it does is support and enhance a user’s legs to allow for more mobility and lower limb strength.

Last year LG invested in a startup that develops robots to overcome the limitations of the human body in everyday life. LG CLOi SuitBot was designed in collaboration with the startup, SG ROBOTICS.

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. 

Its sandal-type shoes and automatic adjustment feature allow the wearer to get in and out of the suit more easily.

“LG CLOi SuitBot is evidence of our full commitment to expanding our portfolio of service robots that deliver tangible convenience and innovation in our lives,” said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG’s Home Appliance and Air Solution Company. “It’s just one example of a wide range of revolutionary AI products designed to interact with users to dramatically elevate user convenience and create new opportunities to advance our robotics initiative into a next-gen growth engine.”


Artworks announce premiere of Range Rover Evoque

Four of the eye-catching sculptures were parked at exclusive addresses around Kensington and Chelsea.Artworks announce premiere of Range Rover Evoque
Updated 20 November 2018
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Artworks announce premiere of Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover has started its countdown to the world premiere of the new Range Rover Evoque with a fleet of wire form sculptures inspired by the new model. The full-scale artworks stopped pedestrians in their tracks at locations across London.

Land Rover pioneered the luxury compact SUV sector with the original Range Rover Evoque in 2010, and the next generation of the award-winning model promises to make a similar impact, introducing new standards of design, capability and sustainability.

The brightly colored installations were produced by the same Land Rover Design team responsible for shaping the new Evoque. Blending simple lines with modernity, the 1:1 scale wire forms showcase the distinctive fast roofline and rising waistline that define new Evoque’s coupe-like silhouette.

Four of the sculptures were parked at exclusive addresses around Kensington and Chelsea, finished in shades of copper, red and blue.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover chief design officer, said: “The wire forms have been created to preview the new Evoque — which is the embodiment of Range Rover’s modernist design approach. Where better to put these bespoke installations on display than in the heart of London — one of the greatest cities in the world.”