Hyundai and Kia's new robots
Hyundai and Kia plan to make life easier for those building its cars, and, in turn, improve quality.
The same technology Ford mechanics use overseas will soon see its way into Hyundai and Kia factories.
Specialised robotic equipment used to “increase efficiency and prevent work-related accidents” is currently being developed for use in manufacturing facilities across the world.
The technology will arrive in the form of a Vest Exoskeleton (H-VEX), a Chairless Exoskeleton (H-CEX) and wearable boots, among other things.
The announcement that Hyundai wanted to further develop its robotic artificial intelligence came earlier this year and the brand has now commenced testing.
Hyundai says it expects to implement both the H-VEX and H-CEX technology in its North American factories by the end of this year.
The Vest Exoskeleton (H-VEX) reduces pressure on the user’s back and neck, by adding 60kg of strength when they’re arms are used overhead. Hyundai says it expects the tech to be very effective at preventing injury and increasing work efficiency.
Hyundai’s Chairless Exoskeleton (H-CEX) is a knee-joint protective device that maintains the user’s sitting position. Carrying up to 150kg, it is adjustable for each person with waist, thigh and knee belts.