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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 [...]

Police Face New Frontier with Surge in Drone Crimes

Police Face New Frontier with Surge in Drone Crimes

JEJU, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Apprehending criminals who secretly take illicit photographs on land is hard enough. Trying to prevent such crimes from happening in the sky is an even more difficult task. In the evening of August 4, a call was made to the Jeju Police Department reporting an unusual sight. Two drones were hovering [...]

Drones to the Rescue: Next-Generation Lifeguards Can Fly

Drones to the Rescue: Next-Generation Lifeguards Can Fly

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — One lucky beachgoer is safe and sound thanks to drone company Soomvi and telecommunications giant SK Telecom (SKT). Or at least that’s what a future scenario might look like. This past Friday, a drone on patrol a few meters above the sparkling blue of Wangsan Beach in Incheon “discovered” a [...]

Drones Becoming More and More Integral to Everyday Life

Drones Becoming More and More Integral to Everyday Life

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones, once the exclusive property of the military, have gone mainstream. Now, their use is only limited by one’s  imagination. Besides the military, law enforcement agencies may be the organizations that employ drones the most for their intended purpose. The police have increasingly begun to use drones to carry out [...]

Drone Events Enter the Mainstream Amid Growing Public Interest

Drone Events Enter the Mainstream Amid Growing Public Interest

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – As drone sales worldwide are forecast to reach 2.5 million units this year, the growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles in South Korea is seeing a number of drone events take place around the country. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) is holding a competition for 3D [...]

Drone Owners Increasingly Worried About Accidents: Survey

Drone Owners Increasingly Worried About Accidents: Survey

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – As the drone market continues to grow in South Korea, an increasing number of consumers are worried about drone accidents and crashes, according to the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA). A recent survey conducted by the KCA covering 1,500 adult consumers from across the country revealed that nearly 40 percent [...]

First South Korean Drone Academy Opens

First South Korean Drone Academy Opens

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A training institute that specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles has opened in Gangwon Province’s Yeongwol County. The county office of Yeongwol and the Korean Aero Models Association took part in the opening ceremony of the institute held last Saturday, featuring a series of events including drone shows and a [...]