Hyundai Motor Group's Latest Exoskeleton Wearable Robot Wins Red Dot Design Award for Innovative Product
SEOUL, March 30, 2020 – Hyundai Motor Group’s latest exoskeleton wearable robot, Vest Exoskeleton (VEX), has won the Product Design category (Innovative Product field) at the Red Dot Design Awards, the prestigious international design competition, now in its 60th year.
VEX was developed in line with Hyundai Motor Group’s commitment to the health and safety of its industrial workers. “This award is a testament to the collaboration between Robotics Lab and Hyundai Design Center,” said Dong Jin Hyun, Head of Robotics Lab at Hyundai Motor Group. With the success of and recognition on VEX, Hyundai will continue developing novel products that will provide people with better life quality.”
VEX is designed primarily for production-line workers who need to work with their hands above their heads, usually on the underside of vehicles on the assembly line. VEX has already won the hearts of workers who have used it. Hyundai Motor Group ran pilot programs in its U.S. plants, receiving positive feedback from the workers as it reduced fatigue in their arms and shoulders while boosting productivity and safety.
Mar 30, 2020 at 09:26