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KT Develops Unmanned Rescue Platform

KT Develops Unmanned Rescue Platform

WONJU, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, showcased a new emergency platform today that utilizes an unmanned aircraft and a drone to find survivors of natural disasters and other large-scale emergencies. The “Skyship” platform revealed at KT Corporation’s Wonju Campus includes an unmanned aircraft, a command, control & communications [...]

New Drone Areas Announced, Including One Near Seoul

New Drone Areas Announced, Including One Near Seoul

SEJONG, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — For the first time near the capital city of Seoul, a drone district is to be designated on a trial basis. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced yesterday that it is adding three more districts (Hwaseong in Gyeonggi Province, Gwangyang in South Jeolla Province and Seogwipo [...]

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones have been gaining popularity in their application for a wide range of industries, including agriculture and manufacturing. They have become more reliable and capable of different tasks as technology has advanced. The Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee announced the establishment of an ‘Intelligence-based Forestry Disaster Management Strategy’ on [...]

Samsung Electronics Wins Patents for Drones in U.S.

Samsung Electronics Wins Patents for Drones in U.S.

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. registered two patents related to drones with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this month, industry sources said Friday, a sign that the South Korean tech giant may move into the segment in the near future. According to sources, Samsung won patents related to [...]

KT Launches Agricultural Drone Education Program

KT Launches Agricultural Drone Education Program

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Telecom giant KT has opened an agricultural drone school in South Jeolla Province in the hopes of helping the farming community. KT’s ‘Giga Island Drone School’ opened at an experience center on Imja Island in Sinan County yesterday, featuring a number of facilities including a workshop and a simulation room, [...]

KAIST Drone Pushes the Boundaries of Flight

KAIST Drone Pushes the Boundaries of Flight

DAEJEON, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle with separately controlled wings. The researchers, led by professors Ha Dong-soo and Jo Cheon-sik, said on Thursday that they had developed a new drone that features main wings that be [...]

State Utilities to Expand Drone Use for Facility Maintenance

State Utilities to Expand Drone Use for Facility Maintenance

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run utilities companies will expand the use of drones in checking power stations and other facilities to improve efficiency and safety, the energy ministry said Friday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced the plan in a meeting of drone developers, state utility firms and research [...]