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Jeju Gov’t to Provide Entrepreneurs with Affordable Access to 3D Printers, Drones

Jeju Gov’t to Provide Entrepreneurs with Affordable Access to 3D Printers, Drones

JEJU, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The island province of Jeju announced on December 3 that it will initiate preliminary reviews into establishing a “Shared Economy Resource Center” that will loan out expensive equipment like 3D printers and drones to potential entrepreneurs. The borrowers will be able to get their hands on expensive equipment by [...]

For Future Drone Delivery, Bridges, Tunnels, Bldg Suites to Get Individual Addresses

For Future Drone Delivery, Bridges, Tunnels, Bldg Suites to Get Individual Addresses

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – To set the stage for a future where drones, self-driving cars and AI-controlled robots serve as delivery workers, the Ministry of Interior and Safety has unveiled a five-year plan to bestow unique addresses to over 300,000 buildings. Specifically, what this entails is each room or suite will be designated [...]

Gov’t Previews Long-Term Plan for South Korean Drone Industry

Gov’t Previews Long-Term Plan for South Korean Drone Industry

SEJONG, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is scheduled to announce its “Basic Plan for Development of the Drone Industry” at Yeouido this Friday. The basic plan lays out the government’s short-term goal of growing the burgeoning industry into a 350 billion won market in five years, and emphasizes [...]

Drones and AI Take Over for Humans in Forestry Work

Drones and AI Take Over for Humans in Forestry Work

DAEJEON, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Drones and artificial intelligence will do the work of humans in scouring the nation’s forests and identifying dead trees caused by pine wilt disease. The Korea Forestry Promotion Institute has developed artificial intelligence which employs an algorithm that can accurately pinpoint objects 10 centimeters tall from a single bird’s [...]

Firefighters Embrace Bodycams, Drones to Save Lives

Firefighters Embrace Bodycams, Drones to Save Lives

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Firefighters in Gangwon Province will adopt modern technological advances like bodycams and drones as tools in their mission to put out fires and save lives.  Thanks to contributions by SK Telecom, the Gangwon Fire Headquarters will be stocked with 230 bodycams, four drones and a video encoder program called [...]

Gov’t Eyes Operational Rules for UAVs

Gov’t Eyes Operational Rules for UAVs

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is moving to establish a set of integrated operational rules for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and piloted aircraft to ensure flight safety, the transport ministry said Thursday.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said it will work with other government ministries and invest 30 billion won [...]

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

National Park Service Uses Drones to Capture Destructive Goats

SEJONG, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service is using high-tech patrol drones for a goat-capturing operation in Daedohae and Hallyeo Haesang National Parks, comprising some 1,800 islands in South Korea’s south and western waters.  The goal is to capture 80 goats that roam on seven uninhabited islands in the area. According [...]