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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 [...]

S. Korea to Invest 500 Bln Won to Foster Robot Industry in Coming 5 Yrs

S. Korea to Invest 500 Bln Won to Foster Robot Industry in Coming 5 Yrs

SEJONG, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will spend a total of 500 billion won (US$450 million) in the coming five years to foster the robot industry as a new growth engine for Asia’s fourth-largest economy, the trade ministry here said Tuesday.  “The robot industry has emerged as a new technology frontier that will [...]

Security Robots to Guard 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

Security Robots to Guard 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will use security guard robots to reinforce safety in and around Olympic stadiums and venues during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, the government said Monday.  The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said it has launched a robot support team led by Oh Joon-ho, a professor of [...]