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Prof. Jong-Oh Park is Director of the Robot Research Initiative and Professor of Mechanical System Engineering at the Chonnam National University in Korea, and presently serves as an executive board member at the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). He has twice received the Scientist of The Year Prize from the Korea Science Reporters Association, and is also the recipient of the IFR's Golden Robot Award, among many other honours. He has also successfully commercialized several robotic systems for medical and industrial applications.



by   -   December 17, 2014

South Korea has finalized its 2015 robotics budget at around $145.8 million (US), an increase of about 8.3 percent from last year. The budget for the robot sector represents 1.76% of the total budget of South Korea’s Ministry of Industry.

by   -   August 11, 2014

The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy announced a new five-year plan for developing intelligent robots that focuses on fusing its robotics sector with other industrial sectors such as manufacturing and services.

by   -   January 20, 2014

With permission finally given to occupy lands that include an existing road and stream, the Masan Robot Land Project that went adrift for almost two years was officially launched on December 7, 2013 when initial engineering work began in the Gusan-myeon/Masan Happo-gu area of Changwon City. The project had been put on hold while environmental reviews were completed. Korea’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Energy (currently the Ministry of Knowledge Economy) first presented the idea for Masan and its sister project – the robot theme park in Incheon (west of Seoul) – back in 2007, as part of a larger plan to stimulate Korea’s robotic industry by generating public interest in consumer robots.