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KT Corp launches self-driving disinfection robot at KidZania Seoul

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KT Corporation, the largest telecommunications company in South Korea, has announced that it is providing a self-driving disinfection robot service at KidZania Seoul.

KT Corp is kicking off a pilot project for the self-driving disinfection robot service between November 26 and December 4 at KidZania Seoul.

KidZania locations are interactive miniature cities for children, with a focus on learning about careers and managing money through educational and fun role play.

KT’s self-driving disinfection robot is named ‘Campion’, and was unveiled last month at the company’s KT Gwanghwamun Building East location (via Korea Bizwire).

Campion uses advanced indoor self-driving technology to spray disinfecting solution while radiating longwave UV light (UVA) and shortwave UV light (UVC).

KT’s self-driving robot is named ‘Campion’

KT Corporation controls Campion’s disinfection function and operational time via the ‘Mobility Makers’ integrated mobility platform.

Earlier this year, KT Corporation introduced a smart robot food server, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), at restaurant chain Mad for Garlic.

“KT is bringing AI closer to the lives of our customers with the release of its first hotel robots last year, second-generation hotel robots this year, and now a new AI serving robot developed for the food and beverage business area,” said Kim Chae-Hee, head of AI and Big Data at KT.

“We will continue to contribute to improving their quality of life with our advanced AI and Big Data technologies.”

KT Corp’s robot food server powered by AI

Meanwhile, Lucasfilm and Disney have partnered with FIRST once again to inspire students with robotics challenges, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.

Disney Research has also unveiled a skinless bot that can imitate human facial movements as part of its paper ‘Realistic and Interactive Robot Gaze’.

Blooloop previously spoke to KidZania creator and founder Xavier López Ancona about the remarkable growth of the edutainment brand.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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