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AI Speaker Wars, Round 1: Kakao Mini and Naver Wave Fly Off the Shelves

AI Speaker Wars, Round 1: Kakao Mini and Naver Wave Fly Off the Shelves

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – There are no losers, only winners, in the first round of the AI speaker confrontation between Kakao and Naver, as pre-sales of each tech company’s flagship product were effectively over minutes after they began.  Pre-sales of the Kakao Mini started on September 18 and lasted only 38 minutes. The [...]

Despite Highest Rate of Industrial Robots Per Worker, South Korea Lags Behind in Robotics

Despite Highest Rate of Industrial Robots Per Worker, South Korea Lags Behind in Robotics

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite boasting the highest number of industrial robots per worker, South Korea is lagging far behind the U.S., Europe and Japan when it comes to technology in robot manufacturing, according to a new report. The report on the global robotics industry released by the Bank of Korea on Sunday says [...]

Samsung to Live-stream Concert of Coldplay via VR Device

Samsung to Live-stream Concert of Coldplay via VR Device

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will live-stream a concert of British rock band Coldplay slated for later this month through its virtual-reality device, the Gear VR. The South Korean tech giant said users of the Gear VR in around 50 countries will be able to enjoy the concert [...]

Busan to Invest 11 Billion Won to Develop Wearable Robots for the Elderly

Busan to Invest 11 Billion Won to Develop Wearable Robots for the Elderly

BUSAN, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan Metropolitan Government has announced plans to invest almost 12 billion won into developing wearable robots for the elderly over the next four years. Busan’s project dubbed ‘soft wearable suit technology development venture’ was recently picked up by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), as [...]

Government to Invest Over 1.2 Trillion Won in Drone Industry

Government to Invest Over 1.2 Trillion Won in Drone Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has announced plans to invest 1.2 trillion won in the country’s drone industry over the next five years, funds that will be used to help develop drone technology and build infrastructure such as drone highways and test sites, in an effort keep up with other competing [...]

Social Robots Prove Effective in Autism Spectrum Treatment

Social Robots Prove Effective in Autism Spectrum Treatment

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Social robots that are capable of showing a variety of facial expressions have been proven effective in treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new medical study. The research team led by neuropsychiatry professor Yu Hee-jung at Seoul National University Hospital discovered there was little to no difference between [...]