Saturday, March 29, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 29 2008] Bill Passed to Vitalize Korea's Robotics Industry

Korea's robotics industry is coming alive with support from lawmakers. The National Assembly passed a bill Tuesday aimed at stimulating the development and distribution of "intelligent robots."

An intelligent robot refers to service or personal robots that interact with people for various needs like educating children and helping out old people in their daily lives.

An intelligent robot is a step forward from a one-armed manipulator that's limited to repetitive tasks, as intelligent robots are able to recognize their surroundings and cope with changing situations.

The new law calls for developing research plans and policies to promote the intelligent robot market as well as creating industrial standards for robotics products.

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