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Samsung quietly moving ahead with robot innovation, filing new patents

Samsung might be best known for its smartphones and consumer electronics, but is quietly developing a robotics portfolio
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Dec 8, 2014 5:21 am

Samsung is best known for its consumer electronics products, but the South Korean technology giant has shown increased interest in robotics development. The company has filed a large number of patents related to robotics technology, designed for government, military and consumer use. Samsung will continue dumping large amounts of resources into research and development of robotics, as the autonomous industry continues to mature at a rapid pace.




The Samsung SGR-1 robotic military sentry already is in use in the tense Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea - and has the ability to identify targets up to two miles away, with weaponry that includes a machine gun and a grenade launcher.


Many Japanese companies are developing robots that can be used in the consumer market, but Samsung appears more interested in creating solutions for professional use. Using the Internet of Things infrastructure, expect new generations of Samsung-created robotics to use the SmartThings platform.


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