April 17, 2009
South Korea aims to boost robotics
South Korean officials said Friday they have created a plan to boost the nation into the top three countries for robotics technology and applications by 2013.
The officials said the plan was finalized Friday at a meeting of the National Science and Technology Council that was chaired by President Lee Myung-bak, The Korea Times reported Friday.
By 2013, the domestic robot market will reach four trillion won ($3 million) in value, lift Korea's global market share to 13.3 percent and boost robot exports to $1 billion, Knowledge and Economy Minister Lee Youn-ho said.