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* Date : 2019-07-12
In recent years, "magnetic levitation technology" has been introduced in many fields, such as semiconductor display, food, and medicine production. One of the most widely used is actually transportation systems. The main characteristic is the hypertube developed by Korean researchers. Hypertube is a model of future railway technology and Hyperloop is a Korean model, which uses superconducting electromagnet. Conventional superconducting electromagnets required a separate cooling system because they can only perform at very low temperature of around 270 degrees. However, superconducting electromagnets developed in Korea are characterized by long performance without the cooling system. Hypertube is expected to be a technology that will revolutionize transportation around the world, as it can reach speeds of up to 1,200 km per hour. Moreover, Incheon International Airport and science museum have already introduced maglev trains. Unlike conventional trains, the power of electromagnet can float the train without wheels, meaning there is less noise and vibration. This eco-friendly transportation is attracting more visitors. As logistics system and leisure industry are utilized, the magnetic levitation technology field is getting broader. We will explore "magnetic levitation technology" that shows unlimited usability throughout many industries.
As the development of technology of robots are becoming more sophisticated, they are being produced according to specific purposes. The following robots are used in the field of cleaning. Robots that clean large water tanks are able to float to the bottom of the tank with a buoyancy regulator or float over the surface after the work is done. It also has a suction force that carry out the task of sucking the sludge that has settled on the bottom of the tank. On the other hand, professional vessel cleaning robots have also been developed in Korea. Such robots have strong magnets that can hold them up to the surface of the ship. And there is no problem cleaning surfaces with strong algae or rugged surfaces. They can even check the corrosion or damage of the surface with an installed camera. Robots are also being used to manage large-scale facilities that consume a lot of manpower. The dust on solar panel, in particular, is not easy to wipe off. But when dust cleaning can be managed by robots, which can be operated remotely, so the panels are efficiency cleaned, greatly increasing power generation efficiency. Let's take a look at "cleaning robots" that are responsible for maintaining cleanliness in such constrained environment.
Recently, gamification has attracted attention of users because it can provide both experience and fun! Gamification is a marketing method that allows the user to access the service naturally by applying the characteristics of a game to a specific field unrelated to gaming. An area that uses the advantage of gamification the most is education. For instance, banks that incorporate IoT technology can be more interesting and can take advantage of economic education as well. If a child makes savings, the child can immediately check the savings on their cell phones and get rewards or raise pets on the application. Therefore, you can induce saving habits in your child. In recent years, attention of gamification has been turned to the field of medicine, where simple rehabilitation programs are more effective. Patients are more motivated by the treatment, thereby creating a more effective rehabilitation. Moreover there are safety training services with a game element through VR. Conventional training used to be boring and tedious, but users are now able to actively engage in the training, increasing concentration level to maximize training effect. Beyond simple interest, we learn more about gamification that induced consumers' positive behavior change.