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New Approval System to Permit Wider Use of Drones

New Approval System to Permit Wider Use of Drones

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A new approval system is set to expand the use of drones in South Korea, including night flying, long-distance delivery, and live broadcasting. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Thursday, the new measure designed to boost the drone industry through relaxed regulations and government support [...]

LG Rolls Out Assistant Robots at Starfield Hanam

LG Rolls Out Assistant Robots at Starfield Hanam

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics is introducing assistant robots at one of the biggest shopping malls in South Korea. The robots will be serving as helpers to provide information to visitors and help them locate stores and other facilities at the mall. “Two of our assistant robots have been deployed for an on-site [...]

Patents for Exosuits On the Rise

Patents for Exosuits On the Rise

DAEJEON, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of patent applications filed for powered exoskeletons, also known as exosuits, are increasing steadily in South Korea, as the economy shifts towards the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. Reports of an increasing number of patent applications for exosuits come with emphasis being placed on the field of robotics, one [...]

Naver Unleashes Line Friends AI Speakers Promotion in Bid to Win Nascent AI Speaker Market

Naver Unleashes Line Friends AI Speakers Promotion in Bid to Win Nascent AI Speaker Market

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean search engine leader Naver announced today that its AI speakers will become available for purchase on its music service website starting October 26. The special promotional deal will offer the capsule-shaped, Brown and Sally-inspired (popular emoji characters from Naver’s messaging service Line) AI speaker with a one-year [...]

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 [...]