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Multi-legged robots for the future of mobility Updated: 2021-09-16 17:02:33 KST

Korea's largest automaker Hyundai Group usually feature one of the most popular cultural icons like BTS in their commercials.
But recently, it showed a four-legged walking robot 'Spot' dancing to the tunes of the boy-band group's song.
Spot is a creation of U.S. robotics company Boston Dynamics, acquired in June by Hyundai.
The future of mobility with robots at the forefront of innovation we'll discuss their potential impact in changing our daily lifestyle with Professor Hyunchul Shim at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). Thanks for joining us.

How is it that these multi-legged and humanoid robots can be used? What are some examples of usages in different industries?

Could you explain the technology behind locomotive robots such as multi-legged robots and humanoid robots? How does it work and which is more difficult to create? Which of the two do you think will be more proliferated in the future?

Other than that, what is the current robotics trend in general? How far have we come in terms of advancement in technology?

How can these robots be commercialized? Who will buy them?

When do you think it will be likely that robots be part of our daily lives? What do you think are the possible dangers of co-living with robots?

Last week, Boston Dynamics held their first press conference in Korea after being acquired by Hyundai, explaining how the two companies can collaborate through this M&A.
So what is the significance of this acquisition and what can we expect from this collaboration? What does this mean for the future of mobility?

The National Assembly held a Future Mobility Forum on Monday, pledging support for the development of robotics. What can the legislative body do to help related industries grow?

Alright. Professor Hyunchul Shim, thank you for your insights. We appreciate it.
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