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by   -   December 1, 2012

60% of EU citizens are saying that robots should be banned when it comes to the care of children, elderly people and people with disabilities, according to the Special Eurobarometer survey “Public attitudes towards robots”. Meanwhile different nursing homes, assisted living facilities and municipalities in Europe are currently discovering, testing, and buying new robotic technology to improve independence and quality of support services for elderly people. A new evaluation report “Eating robot for citizens with physical handicaps” compiled by Danish Technological Institute (DTI) reveals positive results when using self-feeding robots.


by   -   November 3, 2012

The South Korean government plans to expand the country’s robot industry by more than 10 times over the next decade, the Korean Times reports


by   -   November 2, 2012

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 the 9th Korea Robot Supporters Competition was held at Yuhan Technical High School. Students from all over the country took part in the preliminary competitions held at their individual schools. A total of 800 students participated in the finals, competing in 10 different categories including a project fair where teams presented their robots.

On the way to the school there were event posters on the ground and on the street poles to make sure participants unfamiliar with the area didn’t get lost.

Students were given 2 hours before the actual competition to prepare for the matches after receiving the competition course maps.

After testing their robots, students would go back into their classrooms or work areas to modify their robots and programs.

In the exhibition hall, students presented their projects to a special panel of judges who evaluated each project. Some of the projects included an alien alert system, soldiers, a greenhouse, a car factory and a page-turning robot.

Components of KAIROBOT’s education kits were a common sight in many of the projects.

Parents were asked to wait outside during the competitions to help students concentrate.

Additional info on the event can be found here (Korean).


by   -   March 30, 2011


Sang-Rok Oh, KIST professor and adviser to the South Korean government for r-learning, spoke at InnoRobo, the Innovation Robotics Summit in Lyon, France and clarified the full extent of the r-learning program versus what has shown up in the press as the English-teaching robot.

The President of Yujin Robotics, Kyung Shin, also spoke at InnoRobo and described South Korea’s $1 billion stimulus investment in the r-learning program and in helping South Korea become a bigger player in the robotics industry.