Friday, June 17, 2005

Korean Robots To Dominate the World Market

The Korea Times : Korea Seeks Global Leadership in Robotics
By Seo Jee-yeon
Staff Reporter

Korea on Friday unveiled its plan to become one of the world’s top three in intelligent robotics by 2013.

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) and the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) jointly developed the roadmap and announced the plan in the Intelligent Robot Industry Development Strategy Workshop held at COEX in southern Seoul.
Under the plan, the nation’s intelligent robotics industry is to secure 15 percent of the global market. It means a national output of 30 trillion won, exports of $20 billion, and the creation of 100,000 jobs, the MOCIE said.
The plan is divided into three parts. In the first stage from now through 2008, both ministries will concentrate on developing robots that will provide convenient and entertaining services to consumers.

Between 2008 and 2010, they will develop robots to help those in need, including the elderly.

By 2013, the two ministries will develop robots that have feelings and emotions like human beings, termed humanoids.

The Korea Times : Korea Seeks Global Leadership in Robotics


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