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Kakao Announces Intention to Beef Up Smart Home IoT Business

Kakao Announces Intention to Beef Up Smart Home IoT Business

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Enterprise Corp., an artificial intelligence (AI) unit of the country’s largest mobile messenger operator, Kakao Corp. said Tuesday it will strengthen its Internet of Things (IoT) business for smart homes and collective housing complexes in collaboration with smart home solution provider COMMAX Co. In 2017, Kakao Enterprise’s AI [...]

S. Korea to Develop Indigenous Robot for Explosives Detection, Removal

S. Korea to Develop Indigenous Robot for Explosives Detection, Removal

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s arms procurement agency signed a contract commissioning a local defense firm to develop a robot capable of detecting and removing land mines and other explosives with indigenous technology, officials said Tuesday. Under the 18 billion-won (US$16 million) project, Hanwha Defense plans to develop a robot capable of [...]

KAIST Successfully Hosts Cybathlon 2020

KAIST Successfully Hosts Cybathlon 2020

DAEJEON, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A wearable robot technology developed by South Korean research teams to help people with disabilities walk again topped the standings at Cybathlon 2020 held on Friday at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon. The Cybathlon is a competition for people with disabilities using state-of-the-art [...]

Hanwha Systems Named Prime Negotiator for Development of AI Staff Officer

Hanwha Systems Named Prime Negotiator for Development of AI Staff Officer

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean company has been selected to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) staff officer that would provide analysis and statistical information for decision-making by military commanders. Hanwha Systems Co., a solution provider for defense electronics, recently announced that it was selected as a prime negotiator by the Agency [...]

South Korea Develops Contactless Jumping Fitness System

South Korea Develops Contactless Jumping Fitness System

CHEONAN, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) announced Thursday that it has developed a contactless jumping fitness system that replicate at home the experience of working out at a gym. While demand for home training is increasing due to the coronavirus, it is not easy to regularly exercise alone. [...]

AI Plastering Robot Developed for Construction Sites

AI Plastering Robot Developed for Construction Sites

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the ever-increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) robots at construction sites, a new robot that can perform concrete plastering work on its own has been developed. Hyundai Engineering Co., a plant engineering affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, announced on Wednesday that it had developed the nation’s first AI [...]

Hyundai Motor Mulls Acquiring US Robotics Firm from Softbank

Hyundai Motor Mulls Acquiring US Robotics Firm from Softbank

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s biggest carmaker by sales, is in talks with Softbank Group Corp. to acquire a U.S.-based robotics company for US$1 billion, news reports said Tuesday, as it increases investments in future mobility solutions. Hyundai Motor is mulling acquiring a controlling stake in Boston Dynamics, and [...]

Doosan Logistics Solutions to Supply Geek+’s Logistics Robots in S. Korea

Doosan Logistics Solutions to Supply Geek+’s Logistics Robots in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Doosan Group’s system integrator Doosan Logistics Solutions Co. (DLS) said Thursday that it has signed a deal with Chinese autonomous mobile robot (AMR) maker Geek+ to bring logistics robots to South Korea. Under the deal, DLS will exclusively provide logistics robots made by Geek+ to the local market and [...]