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The CLOi SuitBot

At this year's IFA trade show, LG displayed the CLOi SuitBot, a robotic exoskeleton that's supposed to support the legs of the person wearing it. There's no word on when it will be available.

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Potential uses

LG designed the SuitBot to give people like factory employees greater strength and mobility when they do manual labor.

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How to wear it

The SuitBot has built-in "sandal-type" shoes. LG says they'll automatically adjust so the wearer can get in and out of the robot more easily.

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As comfortable as it can be

LG says the company designed SuitBot with a "comfortable fit and naturally rotating joints."

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Robot competition

Other companies are also working on wearable robots, such as Hyundai, Japanese company Cyberdyne and Ford.

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But does it work?

The SuitBot was displayed on a pedestal during the trade show, so we didn't have a chance to see it in action.

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CLOi line of robots

The SuitBot is part of LG's CLOi range of service robots. We first saw the line at CES this year, and they were on display at IFA, as well.

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CLOi CleanBot

This robot is supposed to be a master at cleaning.

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CLOi GuideBot

This robot is supposed to help you find your away around places like airports.

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ServeBot

This robot will provide room and drink service.

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