Korean Robots Set to Take Over the World

The iRobi Q, from the laboratories of Yujin Robot, will soon go on sale in South Korea.  Born after four years of intense work at the small company, the 45cm robot can teach English, sing, and speak the news and weather from the KT network.

It also has a monitoring function that lets its owners watch their homes while they’re out. The company’s president, Shin Kyung-chul, is confident in his product.  The iRobi Q has already been tested and approved by kindergarten children, he said.

With several robotic products ready to hit the domestic and the international markets, Korea’s robot industry looks set to become a new driving force for the economy. In addition to Yujin, companies like DasaTech, Hanool Robotics, IZI Robotics and Samsung Electronics are preparing to release robots, some of which will cost around W2 million (US$1=W944).

More info: South Korean news article


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