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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 [...]

Incheon Airport to Introduce Helper Robots Next Month

Incheon Airport to Introduce Helper Robots Next Month

SEOUL, June 20 (Yonhap) – Incheon International Airport is introducing robots next month which could soon help customers find check-in counters and move luggage, and will also be capable of serving food at restaurants. According to Incheon Airport officials on Monday, five guide robots and another five for cleaning will be trialed from next month, [...]

Drone Events Enter the Mainstream Amid Growing Public Interest

Drone Events Enter the Mainstream Amid Growing Public Interest

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – As drone sales worldwide are forecast to reach 2.5 million units this year, the growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles in South Korea is seeing a number of drone events take place around the country. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) is holding a competition for 3D [...]

New Report Tracks EM Wave Absorption for Industry’s Top Smartwatches

New Report Tracks EM Wave Absorption for Industry’s Top Smartwatches

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report from the National Radio Research Agency has revealed that an LG smartwatch has the highest Specific Absorption Rate, as part of an EM wave absorption analysis for Apple, Samsung and LG smartwatches.  The SAR measures the rate at which energy is absorbed by the human body [...]

South Korean Research Institute Develops 3-Dimensional Wireless Charger

South Korean Research Institute Develops 3-Dimensional Wireless Charger

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Researchers at the Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute have developed a cup holder-shaped wireless charger for smartphones dubbed E-Cup, allowing devices to charge regardless of their position as long as they sit inside the cup.  According to researchers, conventional wireless smartphone chargers are two-dimensional, and typically operate by placing the [...]