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Incheon Airport Introduces “AIRSTAR,” Passenger Aiding Robot

Incheon Airport Introduces “AIRSTAR,” Passenger Aiding Robot

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport opened a new era of “smart airports” by introducing “AIRSTAR,” a second-generation robot that can help airline passengers navigate the airport during a trial demonstration that took place yesterday in the third-floor departures hall. During the demonstration, AIRSTAR was seen leading passengers to their airline’s check-in [...]

Is Smart Technology the Future of Retail?

Is Smart Technology the Future of Retail?

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As a woman in her 40s enters a clothing store with her daughter, a “smart” CCTV camera recognizes her as a regular customer, delivering her personal information to a welcome robot, which then greets both the female customer and her daughter. As the customer moves around the shop, custom-fit [...]

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 [...]