Ep.60 [ Heavy Equipment / Appropriate Technology / 2019 Seoul Imagination Forum ]
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 08:30 KST
Date : 2019-07-26
Any heavy equipment is playing a pivotal role in the construction and logistics industry, like large excavators, crane, forklift, and more! Recently, these heavy equipment has been rapidly evolving with IT technology. In Korea, a remote control excavator was developed and introduced to the world stage and showed off its skills. Remote control excavator has received significant attention from other countries as well. With ICT, a platform where equipment can be remotely handled was developed. In the field of logistics, 'unmanned forklifts' are emerging, leading innovation in distribution. Unmanned forklifts can do multiple things across multiple trains. It also features a safety function that can automatically stop and move again when a high-performance laser appears around a worker. Furthermore, an equipment that prevents various accidents has been developed. It uses the principle that heavy equipment stops and decelerates automatically when the worker comes near the equipments through sensors installed in the helmet and the equipment. As such, we introduce the fusion of IT technology and heavy equipments that is smarter and safer.
Technology that is no longer in use in our country is becoming a new hope in developing countries! Appropriate technology enables continuous production and consumption in the region, in all aspects, such as, political, cultural, and environmental conditions of the social community. appropriate technology is used according to the times and circumstances. Technology can improve people's lives. IN Korea, social enterprises are increasing as interest is appropriate technology increases. A lamp and a cup of water has developed an LED lamp that can be easily used by anyone. The reason why the LED lamp can be turned on with less energy is because current flows with temperature difference. In developing countries, supplying vaccines is difficult due to limited transportation infrastructure. Korean researchers have developed a vaccine fridge as a solution. Vaccine fridges are characterized to be able to maintain an internal temperature of 2-8 degrees during movements, and can check the position of vaccines in real time. Moreover, Korean NGOs are taking the lead in promoting appropriate sustainable technologies to help them become independent. This is a technology beyond simple product development! We explore more about appropriate technology.
The free imagination of artists are conveyed in culture and art contents! The imagination industry is growing at a fast pace in fields, such as comics, games, and VR. Seoul Metropolitan Government holds Seoul International Imagination Industry Conference & Forum every year to see current and future trends. This forum, which will be held for the fourth time this year, highlighted the convergence with new media under the theme of "The Age of Discovery, Embracing for the New Renaissance." The focus, in particular, has been keynote speeches by experts on various aspects of the imaginary industry. Animation, which was created by combining art and technology, and reflected a positive aspect of the imagination industry. The change in this industry can be seen in the activities provided in the event. Visitors can experience the latest trends in the imagination industry both directly and indirectly through contents, such as, digital drama, changing culture, art work, games VR, and underwater dome. Even though there are not a lot people, there was significant interest in one-on-one media, where one person can make and distribute their own content. Young people who want to jump into the media market as creators have had the chance to learn in small groups, receive information, and also predict the growth of the media market. Imagination industry allows imagination to become reality. We take a look at the present and the future of the industry.