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South Korean Company Unveils Robot Barista

South Korean Company Unveils Robot Barista

GIMHAE, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean robotics company has revealed an unmanned barista that is capable of all stages of coffee making from taking orders and making coffee to serving customers, a device that some speculate could replace coffeehouse workers in the near future. The coffee-making robot, which makes coffee and serves [...]

Giant Coffee Cups Boost Recycling in Seocho District

Giant Coffee Cups Boost Recycling in Seocho District

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) —In an attempt to encourage pedestrians to recycle, Seoul’s Seocho District is flexing its creative muscle. On August 7, the district office announced that it will place 44 recycling bins designed to look like giant coffee cups throughout the streets of the Gangnam and Banpo neighborhoods. Standing waist high, these garbage [...]

Lawmakers Use Group Chats to Discuss Legislation

Lawmakers Use Group Chats to Discuss Legislation

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Social network services, particularly messaging apps such as KakaoTalk with popular group chat features, are becoming one of the most popular means of communication among South Korean lawmakers, replacing e-mail and text messaging. Group chat features, which allow people to create a chat room and invite others to have [...]

Government to Use IoT Technology to Curb Smell and Noise Problems in Busan

Government to Use IoT Technology to Curb Smell and Noise Problems in Busan

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIP) and the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MOLIT) will adopt IoT-based environment sensors in Busan’s Gangseo District as part of a collective smart environment monitoring initiative, the two government branches revealed on Thursday. Gangseo District was chosen as the location [...]

Gangnam to Build IoT-Based Streets for the Visually Impaired

Gangnam to Build IoT-Based Streets for the Visually Impaired

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangnam District Office in Seoul has announced plans to build visually impaired friendly streets in the neighborhood using IoT technology. Stretching over a distance of 1,470 meters, the newly proposed streets in the district will be equipped with an audio guidance system, in a move to create a so-called [...]