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Service Robot Industry Continues to Grow

Service Robot Industry Continues to Grow

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of businesses worldwide are focusing their efforts to develop robots with artificial intelligence, giving a boost to related markets. The global market research agency Strategy Analytics estimated that the market for service robots will expand from US$31 billion last year to $122 billion by 2024. In [...]

Majority of Koreans Say AI Could Replace Them at Work

Majority of Koreans Say AI Could Replace Them at Work

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — It is no longer strange to see robots evaluating job seekers as artificial intelligence (AI) has been introduced in the recruitment process, and Robotic Process Automation has been deployed at offices across Korea. Against this backdrop, a considerable number of Korean adults believe that robots could replace them at [...]

Baedal Minjok to Open New Restaurant with Autonomous Robot Servers

Baedal Minjok to Open New Restaurant with Autonomous Robot Servers

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Woowa Brothers Corp., a South Korean service provider for a major food delivery app, Baedal Minjok, will open a next generation restaurant, Merry-Go Kitchen, in Seoul’s Songpa District. The restaurant will be run with ‘smart orders,’ autonomous driving robots, and other cutting-edge technology. At the restaurant, each table will [...]

Naver Showcases Robotics and Self-Driving Ambitions at Developers’ Conference

Naver Showcases Robotics and Self-Driving Ambitions at Developers’ Conference

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Following in the footsteps of Google, Amazon and Microsoft — software IT firms that have been making serious forays into the hardware aspect of technology — Naver unveiled similar ambitions at its developers’ conference Deview 2017, held at Coex on October 16. Naver entered the robotics business in earnest [...]

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

Naver Showcases Ambient Intelligence-Based Robots

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, showcased nine robots Monday as it aims to transform itself into a company with the combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), software and hardware products. Naver launched its ambient Intelligence (AmI)-based robot lineup that is relatively cheap compared to past models. AmI [...]

Incheon Airport to Introduce Helper Robots Next Month

Incheon Airport to Introduce Helper Robots Next Month

SEOUL, June 20 (Yonhap) – Incheon International Airport is introducing robots next month which could soon help customers find check-in counters and move luggage, and will also be capable of serving food at restaurants. According to Incheon Airport officials on Monday, five guide robots and another five for cleaning will be trialed from next month, [...]

Experts Predict Jobs Vulnerable to Robots and AI

Experts Predict Jobs Vulnerable to Robots and AI

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Artificial intelligence and robotics experts surveyed by the Korea Employment Information Service have predicted that within ten years, more than half of the working population will be employed in professions highly replaceable by AI and robots.  Technological advancement will greatly improve the abilities of the machines, experts said, giving [...]

S. Korea, U.S. To Fund $6 Mln on Project to Develop Disaster-Response Robot Tech

S. Korea, U.S. To Fund $6 Mln on Project to Develop Disaster-Response Robot Tech

SEJONG, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the United States will spend a combined US$6 million on a joint research project to develop robotic technologies for disaster response over the next three years, the trade ministry here said Tuesday.  Officials from the two governments, including South Korea’s Director General Kim Jeong-hwan and U.S. [...]

Robotworld 2016 Showcases Latest Robot Tech

Robotworld 2016 Showcases Latest Robot Tech

GOYANG, South Korea, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Robotworld 2016 kicked off on Wednesday for a five-day run at Goyang’s KINTEX, under the theme “Lead to the Future.”  Hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, the event will feature an International Robot Industry Show, International Robot Contest, and business and research conferences attended by [...]