|RoboKing Triple Eye, LG, 2011|
Market leader LG with about 60 % market share offers high-tech products such as the RoboKing Dual and Triple Eye robots. The obots are equipped with cameras, Wi-Fi networked and can be controlled through any online interface such as a smartphone or tablet. The robot can be started remotely via the Internet or also be used as a video camera to monitor the home.
|Cleaning Robots, Samsung 2011|
Smaller companies such as Mami Robot, Hanool Robotics and foreign suppliers, such as iRobot, have to fight hard to attract high-tech families in South Korea.
Will South Korea take over Consumer Robotics?
In 1960, South Korea was poorer than two-thirds of the nations in sub-Saharan Africa. Today it’s the world’s most digital nation, with a per capita income of nearly $29,000, higher than New Zealand ($27K) or Portugal ($22K). This transformation largely took place during 1965-1985, and is known as the “Korean Miracle.” South Korea is pushing ahead with a host of interlocking technology initiatives bold enough to potentially make the period 2010-2025 a second Korean miracle, this time focused on what Seoul National University refers to as convergence technology.