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Companies, Research Institutes of Korea, Germany to Study Service Robots

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) Companies and research institutes of Korea and Germany will jointly research service robots.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced January 31 that it will work with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to carry out a pilot program on new service robot research and development based on industry-academia-research cooperation (dubbed the Korea-Germany 2+2 Program).

The two countries plan to provide consortiums formed by companies and research institutes (or universities) with support of up to KRW 3.6 billion for three years. Three research projects will be selected in total, and the two countries will each annually provide KRW 200 million per project for three years.

Consortiums may apply for support in the fields of patient assistance and elderly care robots, specialty treatment robots, and intelligent and emotion-sensitive robots (including disaster management robots).

With Germany having a large number of companies that specialize in robots, and research centers such as the Fraunhofer Society and the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) , this program will create opportunities to cooperate with outstanding German companies, universities and research institutes, the ministry noted.

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Source: Yonhap News (Jan. 31, 2017)

** This article was translated from the Korean.
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