May 08, 2014      

Quiet Giant
Compared with the more visible and louder robotics industries of its Asian neighbors, Korea, fancifully named The Land of the Morning Calm by British travel writers of the 1880s, has, until very recently, kept a modestly calm profile to its otherwise brisk R&D pace in robotics.

Although as Yoo Tae Jun, vice chairman of the Korea Association of Robot Industry, tells us, Korea has a 35-year history of designing and building robots, yet not until 2003 was robotics earmarked as "a n...

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