This fall, athletes with physical disabilities will head to Switzerland from all around the world to don state-of-the-art robotic suits and compete at Cybathlon 2020.
South Korea is aiming to clinch gold at this year's competition with a new "robot suit" that's fast and light.
Kim Cheong-ah has more.
The robot moves one step at a time, helping the athlete get past obstacles.
Kim, who is paraplegic after being injured in a car accident 20 years ago, has found new hope in a robot that helps him walk.
Not only that, he's looking to win a medal at the Cybathlon 2020 which is slated to take place in Zurich, Switzerland this fall.
I will prove that South Korea's robots are the best in the world by winning the silver or even the gold medal.
The robot that has become Kim's two legs was developed by local technology in collaboration with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and the Yonsei University College of Medicine.
The robot uses a new technology that makes it lighter, helping the athlete walk four times faster.
The robot uses an algorithm that can learn the most suitable walking pattern for each person as everybody walks differently.
The Cybathlon, which is held every four years, is like an Olympics for wearable robots where each country showcases their latest technologies.
South Korea came in third place at the first ever Cybathlon event back in 2016.
KIM Cheong-ah, Arirang News.