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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 [...]

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 [...]