Korea is really a leader in Robotic Technology and recently on Korean TV there have been many demonstrations of Korean robots, from robot soccer, to robot fighting and the like. Sometimes the Korean robots take on Japanese robots in specific competitions.
One of my colleagues at work recently attended an exposition of Korean technology in Indonesia and recorded the robots in action! These robots were made by Minirobot, a company in Korea that specializes in robots and the technology required to build them! Check out the video!
Robotic technology is steadily increasing in Korea. Some people are even predicting that in the future robots will replace teachers in the classroom. I personally don’t think it’s a great idea, but the fact that people are planning things like this show that Korean robot technology is becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Eventually we will have robot domestic servants, laborers and robots will perform menial jobs. That certainly sounds interesting, but I think it might hurt the economy, as many people will find themselves out of work after they are replaced by robot slaves.
Then there’s no telling what will happen once the robots become self aware…
Terminator anyone? Gosh, I hope not!
Until then, the dancing robots are at least pretty cool.