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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Korean Robots in Denmark

In recent years, officials from the City of Aarhus, Denmark have participated in field studies, primarily to Japan but most recently South Korea, to gather knowledge and to network with companies and scientific institutions regarding high-tech platforms. In November 2010 Aarhus municipal were on a study trip to Korea, and at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) they were presented to robots that could help in English education. In 2011 the City has entered into a robot collaboration with KIST.
Until the middle of February 2012 a group of elderly citizens at Rehabiliteringscentret Vikærgården in Risskov will participate in a test with robots. It is also part of the plan to test the robots in elementary schools in Aarhus – among other things as a help in education children with ADHD.

The robot EngKey can provide simple conversation in English along with various interactive games co-developed with Seoul National University Medical Center specifically to help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Some of the games include memory, arithmetic, and reflex training exercises, as well as mahjong.

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