Yes, but was naver acknowledged as a partner by Batman. This is a philosophical decision. Batman is by nature more of a loner than a leader. It was pushing things to have an active partner in Robin. He wouldn’t willingly accept someone else for whom to be responsible. Batgirl was on her own. It got her injured. Batman reluctantly accepts her help from a distance as Oracle. She helps cover up any digital footprints Batman’s operation might cause, and acts as a source of intel.
One of the many reasons why I don't believe in Bat robot suits, aside of the fact that Bruce Wayne isn't an Engineer, is that if he really could create robot suits, Barbara would have the ability to walk.