SMARTEST ROBOT IN KOREA... POWER OF THE NETWORK
"South Korea claims world's smartest robot"
South Korean scientists said they had developed the world's smartest robot able to think and learn like a human.
Unveiling their creation, they said the robot that looks like a small teenager wearing a blue and grey space suit was the first wireless network-based human-like robot.
It can become wiser through learning because unlike other robots, the device is linked with an outside computer through a high-speed wireless telecom network, and is able to exchange information with the server and respond quickly to real-life environments.
"This is the first network-based humanoid in the world," said You Bum-Jae of the state-financed Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), introducing the 150-centimeter (60 inches)-high robot weighing 67 kilogrammes (147 pounds).
"We developed this humanoid focusing on intelligence capability by taking advantage of networking technology in which South Korea is strong," he said.