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Drones to Monitor Air Pollution Emissions

Drones to Monitor Air Pollution Emissions

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean environmental authorities will use drones to monitor factories emitting air pollutants. The National Institute of Environmental Research from the Ministry of Environment trialed drones and vehicles equipped with air quality monitoring systems early Wednesday in industrial areas. A number of high-risk areas in Seoul were selected, where average [...]

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

Drone Performance the Highlight of PyeongChang Olympics: Survey

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones stole the show at the Winter Olympics last month while the lack of local sightseeing options was singled out as one of the drawbacks of the Winter Games held in Pyeongchang, according to a survey of 451 individuals (227 South Koreans, 224 foreigners).  Conducted by the Corea Image [...]

Olympics VIP Security Team to Rely on Cutting-Edge Technology

Olympics VIP Security Team to Rely on Cutting-Edge Technology

SEOUL, Feb . 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Man and machine will work in tandem to ensure the safety of dignitaries visiting South Korea for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics starting this week, the head security team promised via a press release on February 4. “A scientific security approach using cutting-edge technology will be implemented for [...]

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 [...]