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Seoul City Plans to Set Up Robot and Drone Logistics Center at Gas Station

Seoul City Plans to Set Up Robot and Drone Logistics Center at Gas Station

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday it will start an experimental project to transform gas stations into logistics hubs of the future. The growing popularity of online transactions and diversifying logistics channels have resulted in higher demand for distribution, but warehouses and logistics complexes in the capital city only [...]

Hyundai Mobis Develops Autonomous Industrial Robot

Hyundai Mobis Develops Autonomous Industrial Robot

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, said Sunday it had completed the development of industrial robot and system based on autonomous driving and launched trial operations. With articulated arms, the newly-developed mobile cooperative robot can perform tasks with other workers, while moving in self-driving mode in [...]

Seoul City Hall Welcomes ‘Robot Official’

Seoul City Hall Welcomes ‘Robot Official’

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesday it has deployed the first “robot official” as part of its robot distribution service project. The robot has been tasked with delivering public documents and parcels throughout city hall and serving as guides for visitors. It is capable of riding elevators autonomously. It [...]

LG’s Robot Subsidiary Back in Black After Long Years of Sluggish Performance

LG’s Robot Subsidiary Back in Black After Long Years of Sluggish Performance

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Group’s robot business, for which Chairman Koo Kwang-mo made active investment after picking it as one of the group’s future cash cows, is finally showing signs of improvement in its financial performance. Robostar Co., a robot manufacturing subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., posted a consolidated revenue of 39.68 [...]

Expanded Demand for Service Robots Opens Up New Market for Bigwave Robotics

Expanded Demand for Service Robots Opens Up New Market for Bigwave Robotics

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Until recently, the robot market has been largely comprised of large, expensive industrial robots with fixed arms and manipulators used primarily for production and distribution of goods. Major customers for those industrial or factory robots are carmakers, electronics producers and metal and machinery manufacturing companies. However, the yearslong COVID-19 [...]

Doosan Bobcat Unveils Self-driving Mower

Doosan Bobcat Unveils Self-driving Mower

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean construction equipment maker Doosan Bobcat Co. has unveiled a self-driving mower currently in development. The company revealed the autonomous driving zero-turn mower at the Equip Exposition 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday (local time). The mower, currently in development in tandem with local software developer Greenzie, comes [...]

LG Accelerates Entry into Logistics Robot Market

LG Accelerates Entry into Logistics Robot Market

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. is speeding up efforts to gain a stronger foothold in the logistics robot market on the back of its next-generation self-driving logistics robot, CLOi CarryBot. The tech giant recently announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with artificial intelligence (AI) startup FASSTO to promote [...]