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KT to Develop Companion Robot for Children and Elderly

KT to Develop Companion Robot for Children and Elderly

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a major South Korean mobile carrier, said Thursday it has signed an agreement with Kakao Corp.’s telecom unit Stage Five to develop an artificial intelligence-powered companion robot targeting children and the elderly. Under the agreement, also signed by Taiwan-based Nuwa Robotics Corp. and the nongovernmental organization Ashoka [...]

Seoul City to Introduce Intelligent ‘Smart Pole’ Lighting System

Seoul City to Introduce Intelligent ‘Smart Pole’ Lighting System

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to introduce so-called ‘smart pole’ street lighting, which refers to an intelligent lighting system combining the functions of traffic lights, street lamps, CCTV and security lights. The smart poles can also be used for Wi-Fi service, CCTV and recharging electric bicycles through the application [...]

LG Forms Consortium Studying Materials Using AI Tech

LG Forms Consortium Studying Materials Using AI Tech

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Group, South Korea’s fourth-largest conglomerate, said Sunday it has formed a research consortium with global partners to discover high-performance materials with artificial intelligence (AI) and robot technologies. LG Science Park, the research and development (R&D) hub of LG Group in Seoul, joined hands with French energy firm Total [...]

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Develops World’s Smallest Power Inductor

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Develops World’s Smallest Power Inductor

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., a major electronic components maker in South Korea, said Sunday it has developed the world’s smallest power inductor. The affiliate of Samsung Group said its new power inductor measures 0.8 millimeter in width and 0.4 mm in length, which is a significant decrease from the industry’s [...]

Telcos Develop Autonomous Robots in Fight Against Pandemic

Telcos Develop Autonomous Robots in Fight Against Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom operators are expanding collaborations to develop robot-based services that counter the COVID-19 pandemic, industry officials said Thursday, as businesses and establishments seek to limit face-to-face contact to reduce the risk of infection. LG Uplus Corp., the country’s No. 3 mobile carrier, said it has partnered with [...]

S. Korea Begins Assembling First Prototype of Indigenous Fighter Jet

S. Korea Begins Assembling First Prototype of Indigenous Fighter Jet

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea began assembling a prototype of what would be the country’s first indigenously developed fighter jet Thursday in a landmark step that means the ambitious project is materializing, the arms procurement agency said. Under the KF-X project worth 8.8 trillion won (US$7.3 billion), South Korea has been working [...]

Hyundai Glovis to Develop Close-to-Life Logistics Service Using Self-driving Robots

Hyundai Glovis to Develop Close-to-Life Logistics Service Using Self-driving Robots

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Glovis Co., a logistics unit of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, is taking steps to develop a close-to-life logistics service in collaboration with a local self-driving robot developer. The company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with self-driving robot maker Twinny on Wednesday to develop a close-to-life logistics [...]