Korea is once again proving that they’re ahead of the technological curve in so many ways. This time, it’s the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) that is behind a quiet revolution. They launched the pilot program of the national ‘Ubiquitous Robot Companion’ effort last week. They are taking a number of bots and placing them into 1000 homes for testing. These bots will perform some basic household functions. In addition, a few bots will be placed in airports and train stations to help tourists with information and directions. The Koreans want to have a robot in every home by 2020. Nice.
Here’s the complete blog entry on the topic.