SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Soon, one will be able to meet delivery robots that deliver food and parcels in Seoul.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will support the demonstration of delivery robots and Internet of Things (IoT)-based water management systems using self-driving technology for up to one year starting in October.
Delivery robots and water quality management systems are proven technologies that passed the final support screening out of 134 innovative technologies submitted to the Seoul Institute of Technology’s “New Technology Submission Portal.”
The city provides place for pilot projects to be run and financial support to companies that propose new technologies.
Delivery robots will autonomously drive around a designated route in the self-driving test bed area in Sangam-dong in Mapo District, and deliver food and parcels.
Meanwhile, the IoT-based water quality management system is a technology that uses information and communications technology to monitor groundwater quality in real time.
It will be used at major underground water-contaminated areas in downtown Seoul, including Noksapyeong Station.
The city will evaluate the results of the demonstration and issue performance confirmation documents so that each company can use them as data to expand sales at home and abroad in the future.
Furthermore, the city will also invest 150 billion won (US$126 million) by 2023 to help 1,000 companies verify their technologies.
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