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S. Korea to Streamline Drone-related Rules to Bolster Economy, Create Jobs

S. Korea to Streamline Drone-related Rules to Bolster Economy, Create Jobs

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday that it will streamline regulations on drones in the latest move to boost the fledgling industry and create more jobs. The road map calls for 35 revisions to existing rules and the modifying of guidelines to stimulate growth in the drone industry while enhancing public [...]

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

Polar Research Institute Boosts Understanding of Arctic Bird Ecosystems with Drones

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has successfully used unmanned drones to determine the spread and population of Arctic birds. A team of researchers at the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) said Tuesday that they had found pink-footed geese and ringed plover brooding eggs in the 82-degree north Greenland Sirius [...]

S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea seeks to deploy first-aid drones at popular mountains next year to deliver emergency medical supplies to victims on time, officials said Friday. The state-run Korea National Park Service (KNPS) said it plans to introduce 32 “ambulance drones” at 16 national mountain parks across the country next year. [...]

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — It is predicted that location information that is used in smartphones, drones and others will become more accurate in the future. The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) said Thursday that it will launch a satellite navigation-based positioning information service from the end of this year to expand its location-based [...]

Smart Rescue Drones to Protect Survivors of Sea Accidents

Smart Rescue Drones to Protect Survivors of Sea Accidents

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Rescue drones developed by a South Korean university research team have successfully passed on-site tests. Researchers from the Korea Aerospace University conducted an on-site drone test at Jumunjin Beach in Gangwon Province, which turned out to be successful. The rescue drones are designed to reach the survivors of an [...]

Gunsan Introduces Drones to Prevent Heat Illnesses Among Farmers

Gunsan Introduces Drones to Prevent Heat Illnesses Among Farmers

GUNSAN, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Gunsan in North Jeolla Province revealed on Tuesday that it is using drones to patrol farmland to detect any cases of heat-related illness. Drones are being deployed in the summer to locate farmers who are exposed to dangers of heat-related illnesses. If there are seniors working [...]