Hyundai plans to automate its mobility services with help of Robotics. The car production house is also planning to use robotics in personal mobility. Alongside Hyundai, Toyota has also been trying to explore and advance in the field of personal mobility. Hyundai’s long term plan will probably end in the near term, as functionality which is required, is around the corner.
These personal mobility services include ‘wearable robots’ or ‘robotic exoskeleton device’, these are robotic effects which enhance or amplify the mobility of their wearer. The usage of these mobility services can be divided into three major tasks, people with medical problems which simply cannot move around without assistance of personal mobility, secondly to enhance abilities of the user to carry heavy loads, third, it is providing wearable bots to perform tasks that cannot be done by a single human being. This ultimately helps in bringing robotics sector to fulfill its duties at full fledge.
Personal mobility will serve the purpose of helping paraplegic users and people with disability such as not being able to walk. These wearable robots or exoskeleton can provide users with capabilities to walk and move around freely. These exoskeletons are light in nature (almost 40 lbs.) which makes them easily deployable and transportable. Even with a user on wheel chair can take this anywhere and use it whenever required. The standard speed user can walk using these is 2 km/hr. The current design includes battery chargeable with four hours chargeable cycles.
Hyundai has taken a step forward with lower scale exoskeleton device with (10 lbs total weight) which is waist-wrapped. Hyundai has clarified further that these devices can be extremely useful for lifting heavy products. Hyundai’s latest venture will turn everyone’s eye-balls towards them.