Robot Prison Guards in South Korea
Posted on November 29, 2011 Comments (3)
The country’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy said in January that it had spent the equivalent of £415m on research in the sector between 2002 and 2010. It said the aim was to compete with other countries, such as Japan, which are also exploring the industry’s potential.
In October the ministry said the Korean robot market had recorded 75% growth over the past two years and was now worth about £1 billion…
The potential market for robotics is huge. Smart countries are investing in becoming the centers for excellence in that area. Japan and South Korea may well be in the lead. The USA, Germany and China also have strong communities.