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Seoul City Hall Welcomes ‘Robot Official’

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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 can even push the elevator buttons on its own.

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The city has recognized it as a public employee since it carries out proper administrative tasks, offering it temporary badge as a civil servant.

The robot will operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The robot will deliver a variety of parcels arriving at the documents office to each department. It is capable of making 30 to 40 deliveries in four hours, the city government said.

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