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Paris Baguette Showcases Robots at its Bakeries

Paris Baguette Showcases Robots at its Bakeries

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Paris Croissant Co., the operator of South Korea’s leading bakery chain, Paris Baguette, said Tuesday that it launched a test operation of robots at its outlets as local retailers accelerate their push for automation. According to the company, seven Paris Baguette outlets in Seoul began the two-month trial run [...]

Lotte Unveils ‘Hand-pay’ Robot for 7-Eleven

Lotte Unveils ‘Hand-pay’ Robot for 7-Eleven

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Seven Co., the operator of convenience store chain 7-Eleven in South Korea, on Tuesday unveiled a robot that allows customers to pay with their hands as local retailers accelerate their move to take the lead in next-generation retail models using the latest technologies. The robot, dubbed Veny, was [...]

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 [...]