Robot at APEC
September 15th, 2005

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) plans to show off its network-based robot, named “MARU”, during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November in Pusan,the Korea Times reports. “KIST will introduce the robot to the leaders of Asia-Pacific countries and demonstrate its many functions, such as delivering beverages. The network-enabled robot refers to a humanoid to which software is provided via the wireless Internet instead of embedded programs, such as in conventional models.The robot itself is only capable of mobility and its other functions, like sensing and processing, come from the Web, thus enabling production of the sophisticated robots at an affordable price”.

MARU the Robot to Debut at APEC


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