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Robots Achieve Historic Unmanned Underground Mine Inspection

Robots Achieve Historic Unmanned Underground Mine Inspection

Malvern, Pennsylvania (USA), Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and its technology partners Australian Droid and Robot (ADR) and PBE Group, have completed the deepest remote underground mine inspection in history. Using ten ADR Explora XL unmanned robots and a wireless below-ground communication network, a mobile infrastructure [...]

AI Care Robots to Become Conversation Partners for Seniors and Individuals with Depression

AI Care Robots to Become Conversation Partners for Seniors and Individuals with Depression

HONGSEONG, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘artificial intelligence (AI) care robots’ are stepping up to prevent suicide among vulnerable groups. South Chungcheong Province plans to distribute the robots to 10 households in the southwestern county of Cheongyang, the region with the highest suicide rate in the province. These households include seniors living in a [...]

S. Korea’s First Autonomous Library Robot Approved

S. Korea’s First Autonomous Library Robot Approved

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Moves are afoot for the introduction of South Korea’s first self-driving library robot that autonomously moves around a park to lend books to citizens. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry had held a deliberation committee meeting regarding regulatory sandbox measures, [...]

Gov’t on Track to Revise Law Toward Allowing Robot and Drone Delivery

Gov’t on Track to Revise Law Toward Allowing Robot and Drone Delivery

SEJONG, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Parcel delivery services offered jointly by humans and robots are expected to become available in two or three years at the earliest. The Ministry of Economy and Finance said Wednesday that it had decided to revise the Living Logistics Service Act towards including drones and robots as transportation means. [...]

Seoul National University Hospital Succeeds in Scar-free Robotic Surgery for Liver Transplant Recipient

Seoul National University Hospital Succeeds in Scar-free Robotic Surgery for Liver Transplant Recipient

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University Hospital successfully completed a liver transplant procedure without leaving scars for both the organ donor and recipient using a robot and a laparoscope. The hospital announced on Tuesday that it had succeeded in excising the liver of a donor and transplanting it in a recipient using [...]

Hyundai Motor Deploys Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot at Factory

Hyundai Motor Deploys Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot at Factory

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group said Friday it has launched a pilot project to deploy a robot to inspect safety at its factory, the first collaboration with U.S.-based startup Boston Dynamics. The automotive group said the factory safety service robot based on Boston Dynamic’s four-legged robot Spot went [...]

Kyochon Chicken Introduces Frying Robots

Kyochon Chicken Introduces Frying Robots

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s fried chicken franchise Kyochon F&B said Tuesday that it had introduced ‘assistant robots’ at its restaurants. The new robots are capable of interacting with people during operation, and were developed jointly with Doosan Robotics Inc. An assistant robot set up at a Kyochon Chicken store in Incheon’s [...]