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KOTRA to Reinforce Big Bot to Help SMEs Make Inroads Abroad

KOTRA to Reinforce Big Bot to Help SMEs Make Inroads Abroad

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The state promotion agency said Thursday it will reinforce the big data platform, providing consulting to small businesses seeking business opportunities abroad that was launched earlier this year. The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) introduced the KOTRA Big Bot, constructed from the words big data and robot, in May [...]

Ministry of the Interior and Safety Plans “Robot Consultant” To Assist Citizens

Ministry of the Interior and Safety Plans “Robot Consultant” To Assist Citizens

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is making big plans to adapt to advances in technology. On August 9, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced a preliminary framework for incorporating artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things (IoT) to streamline government services. One example of the government’s efforts is a proposed [...]

Lotte Department Store Introduces Robot Assistant

Lotte Department Store Introduces Robot Assistant

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Department Store’s Myeongdong location became South Korea’s first retail outlet on Monday to introduce robot shopping assistant “el Bot.”  The 1.2-meter-tall machine is capable of providing various information to shoppers, according to officials.  For example, it can recommend and give directions to restaurants inside the department store, or [...]

Social Robot Patent Applications Rise Sharply on AI, Robotics Advances: Data

Social Robot Patent Applications Rise Sharply on AI, Robotics Advances: Data

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The application of patents for social robots that can interact and communicate with humans has risen sharply in South Korea in recent years with the advances being made in robotics and artificial intelligence, government data showed Tuesday. Social robot patent applications have surged more than 20 percent annually since [...]

Learning from the Robot

Learning from the Robot

SEONGNAM, South Korea, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books & Art (MOKA) is offering a special exhibit, themed Pictures and Books, for visiting children by having a moving robot follow them around to share information on different artworks in the museum.  The robot, entitled “Docent Momo,” was specially developed for [...]

Robotics Firm Aims to Unveil ‘Transformers-Style’ Electric Car

Robotics Firm Aims to Unveil ‘Transformers-Style’ Electric Car

GUNPO, South Korea, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The chairman of a South Korean robotics company, which recently grabbed media attention by building a giant manned robot, said Wednesday the company aims to unveil a shape-shifting “Transformers-style” electric vehicle next year.  Yang Jin-ho, the 45-year-old chairman of Hankook Mirae Technology, said his childhood dream of [...]

Korea Hosts RoboUniverse Conference & Expo 2016

Korea Hosts RoboUniverse Conference & Expo 2016

GOYANG, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The RoboUniverse Conference & Expo 2016 opened Wednesday at KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center) in Goyang, marking its second anniversary. RoboUniverse is an international convention organized by Rising Media, a global event producer of Internet and technology-related affairs. This year, however, RoboUniverse is also showing off robot technology based on [...]