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S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

S. Korea to Train 1,700 Drone Operators Annually to Meet Demand

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is planning to train 1,700 drone operators a year to meet growing demand in the commercial drone industry, the transport ministry said Tuesday.  The country will add four official centers aimed at training drone operators this month, bringing the total to 11, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure [...]

Drones to Watch Over Unruly Drivers on Korean Motorways

Drones to Watch Over Unruly Drivers on Korean Motorways

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting March 11, the Korean National Police Agency is deploying drones on South Korea’s key highways to curb traffic violations including DUI, reckless or revenge driving, and other “selfish” driving routines such as driving on the shoulder.  The new initiative is a part of the agency’s special crackdown operation [...]

Seoul to Announce Plans for Global Leadership in Drone Industry

Seoul to Announce Plans for Global Leadership in Drone Industry

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will soon come up with measures to promote its leadership in the global market for drones, the government said Monday, also announcing plans to host a conference toward that end.  The one-day conference on drones will be held Friday in Seoul, involving hundreds of government officials and [...]

S. Korea to Invest 500 Bln Won to Foster Drone Industry in next 3 Yrs

S. Korea to Invest 500 Bln Won to Foster Drone Industry in next 3 Yrs

SEJONG, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will spend a total of 500 billion won (US$428 million) in the coming three years to foster the rapidly growing drone industry as a new growth engine for Asia’s fourth-largest economy, the trade ministry here said Tuesday.  “The drone technology generates massive ripple effects on conventional industries, [...]

Technology in Development to Bring down N. Korean Drones with EMP

Technology in Development to Bring down N. Korean Drones with EMP

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is developing a technology to bring down unmanned North Korean aircraft using electromagnetic pulse (EMP), military officials said Sunday.  According to the officials, the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has developed a directional, high-powered EMP generator, and it’s trying to devise ways to use it against small [...]

S. Korea to Expand Use of Drones to Delivery, Life-Saving Missions

S. Korea to Expand Use of Drones to Delivery, Life-Saving Missions

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean firefighters may soon start using drones in their search and rescue missions, while remote controlled drones may also help save lives by airlifting much needed medicine and other emergency supplies to people in areas often stranded by seasonal floods or heavy snowfall, the government said Thursday.  One [...]

Scientists Discover Efficient Flight Mechanism of Insects Using “Insect Robot”

Scientists Discover Efficient Flight Mechanism of Insects Using “Insect Robot”

DAEJEON, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea Aerospace University scientists have discovered the fundamentals of insect flight, using a newly developed “insect robot”. According to the team, most insects use a flying method that creates spiraling vortices around the wings, which allows for stable flight even in sudden gusts. Although there have been scientific studies [...]