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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 [...]

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 [...]