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SK Telecom Steps Into AI Coffee Robot Business

SK Telecom Steps Into AI Coffee Robot Business

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, said Thursday it is launching an unmanned coffee robot service in collaboration with local collaborative robot manufacturer Doosan Robotics Co. The robot, dubbed AI (artificial intelligence) Barista Robot, can make about 20 different types of coffee and drinks, and offers coffee [...]

AI Robot Offers Guide Services at National Assembly

AI Robot Offers Guide Services at National Assembly

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly Secretariat announced Wednesday the deployal of an artificial intelligence (AI) robot that provides guide tours and answers questions. The self-driven robot, dubbed “QI,” offers commentary about the National Assembly in four languages — Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese. A six-week trial ended successfully, and the robot [...]

Industry Ministry Opens Robot-specialized Talent Cultivation Center

Industry Ministry Opens Robot-specialized Talent Cultivation Center

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has established the Robot Occupation Innovation Center aimed at cultivating robot-specialized talent. The ministry on Thursday held an opening ceremony for the center at the Gumi Electronics & Information Technology Research Institute in the southeastern city of Gumi. The center is the [...]

Seoul City Hall Welcomes ‘Robot Official’

Seoul City Hall Welcomes ‘Robot Official’

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesday it has deployed the first “robot official” as part of its robot distribution service project. The robot has been tasked with delivering public documents and parcels throughout city hall and serving as guides for visitors. It is capable of riding elevators autonomously. It [...]

Robot Startup Twinny’s CEO Says Starting Company with Twin Brother was ‘Great Choice’

Robot Startup Twinny’s CEO Says Starting Company with Twin Brother was ‘Great Choice’

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Having majored in business administration in university and with eight years of previous work experience at the Korea SMEs and Startups Agency, Cheon Yeong-seok, co-CEO of robot startup Twinny Co., had always dreamed of one day starting his own business. Looking back though, Cheon said it had never crossed [...]

Gov’t Launches Pilot Program to Automate Repetitive Tasks Using Robots and Software

Gov’t Launches Pilot Program to Automate Repetitive Tasks Using Robots and Software

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has launched a pilot program in which robots are being used to automate repetitive and standardized tasks. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced on Wednesday the launch of a pilot program that will introduce so-called Robotic Process Automation (RPA) at several ministries and agencies. The [...]

SK Telecom to Expand Robot Ecosystem by Developing Open Data Platform

SK Telecom to Expand Robot Ecosystem by Developing Open Data Platform

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top wireless carrier, said Thursday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with domestic robotics platform specialist INTEGRIT to develop an ‘open-type robotics data platform.’ As a way to strengthen connectivity between different intelligent robots, the company plans to develop a platform that can [...]

Hyundai Movex Introduces World’s First Commercial Elevator for Robot Transport

Hyundai Movex Introduces World’s First Commercial Elevator for Robot Transport

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Movex Co., a logistics system affiliate under Hyundai Group, said Thursday it has introduced Roboport, a next-generation elevator for robots, at Naver Corp.’s new office building. Roboport is the world’s first elevator dedicated to service robots. More than 100 service robots will use Naver Cloud and ARC (AI, robot and cloud), [...]

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 [...]