BUSINESS

SK Holdings C&C to develop robot solutions

By Kim Young-won
  • Published : Jul 13, 2016 - 13:38
  • Updated : Jul 13, 2016 - 15:26
[THE INVESTOR] SK Holdings C&C, a data services firm, said July 13 that it would work with a local robot company to develop new robot solutions utilizing up-to-date artificial intelligence and cloud computing technologies.

Signing a partnership deal on the day at its headquarters in Bundang, the C&C and Robocare vowed to collaborate to develop the robot solutions.

The C&C will deploy its AI, big data and cloud computing technologies for the joint project while the local robot maker will make use of its robotic expertise. 


SK Holdings C&C’s headquarters in Seoul

Established in 2012 with funding from Korea Institute of Science and Technology, a state-run research and development institute, Robocare developed different types of robots including SILBOT3, which takes care of the elderly and physically challenged children, emcee robot KIBO, and service robot MERO-SERIES.

“The robot market is rapidly growing with the emergence of advanced AI technology,” said Yoo Young-sang, head of SK Holdings C&C’s business development division, vowing to collaborate with more companies to roll out robot services combined with the firm’s AI tech.

By Kim Young-won (wone0102@heraldcorp.com)