PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2007, 12:00am


'My robot vacuum is not perfect, but it is better than my husband, who just lies on the sofa and watches TV'

- a South Korean housewife

'The next hot field is robotics'

- Bill Gates

'Korea is headed towards an ageing society with low birth rates: One possible solution is the use of robotics'

- Korea's Ministry of Commerce,

Industry and Energy

'When you are making food in the kitchen, you don't need a PC. The robot can come in and tell you the recipe'

- An Sam-keun, a researcher at the exhibition


Would you like to have a robot at home? If so, what would you want the robot to do?


Which countries are at the forefront of robot technology?

Why is Korea so keen to get in on the robot movement?

What has an ageing population got to do with the demand for robots?


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