* Date : 2018-06-21
The continuing development of humanoid robots has contributed to the popularization of robots. The humanoid robot market has been continuously developed every year thanks to the implementation of advanced technologies. And public service is one of the areas that a lot of humanoid robot manufacturers have actively entered. Humanoid robots have been used to support the mental health services for the elderly. And it has contributed to reducing the number of the domestic dementia patients. Moreover, it has recently been introduced to the art performances by collaborating with industrial robots. As it enables natural movements with arms and legs, it can contribute to producing more improved performances. Sports industry is another area that humanoid robots have actively entered. A humanoid robot developed in Korea participated in a ski competition for the first time in the world. And it has contributed to the expansion of the humanoid robot market. We report on the humanoid robot market which has been leading the popularization of robots by collaborating with various technologies and industrial areas.
Single-person households have dominated the consumption market. The number of single households which used to be about 1.02 million in 1990 has increased by five time for the past 25 years. The amount of consumption is expected to reach 194 billion dollars and the number of single households will reach 7.6 million by the year 2030. The growing number of single-person households have brought about significant changes to the consumption culture as well. It has led to the birth of a new term, 1conomy, which refers to a combination of the words 1 and economy. A variety of products and services have been newly released, targeting the single consumers. Convenience food, products packed in small quantities, small home appliances, small furniture and customized financial packages have been introduced. Single-person households have cemented themselves as an emerging family type in the society. We look at the rise of single households as a major consumer group that leads the economy.
With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, AR or augmented reality has been at the center of the attention as a leading technology in the IT market. As smartphones have enabled an easier access to AR, various fields including distribution, marketing and tourism have attempted to implement AR technologies. Marketing platform is one of the new markets created by AR technologies. It can maximize the advertising impact as it provides vivid images of pictures or objects. Therefore, a lot of companies have actively adopted AR technologies as a significant tool for their marketing strategies. AR has also grabbed attention in the education sector as it can contribute to improving the educational effect. It has captivated the needs of children as well as their parents by providing entertaining and educational contents. We introduce the rise of AR market which has strengthened its position in a variety of industrial sectors.