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'Robots Instead of Humans'… Labor Market Innovation Begins
< SYSCON > 22.01.19


▲On the 17th, the Sicon Robot Demonstration Center is manufacturing an autonomous logistics mobile robot for logistics transfer.

'[Post-COVID-19 era and Incheon-下] "Robots instead of humans"...
Labor market innovation has begun'
As the non-face-to-face e-commerce market grows, logistics centers will become larger and robots that fit the trend of the times will be developed.

Syscon noted that the demand for robots has increased, and plans to deploy robots not only in traditional production lines that produce small-scale, mass-produced products, but also in production lines that produce small-scale, multi-variety products.
Moreover, logistics routes were blocked due to the US-China trade conflict in 2019, and inquiries from companies wanting to replace them with robots are increasing since 2020 as they have been unable to find manpower due to COVID-19.
Kim Heung-soo, CEO of Syscon, said, "There are many social issues such as the death of delivery workers due to excessive work, and in the future, robots can be used to reduce accidents. It may be natural to think that robots are taking away people's jobs, but people “There are a lot of companies that can’t work because they can’t find workers,” he said.
As such, robots are in demand in various fields other than industrial sites.

Incheon Transportation Corporation plans to hold a ‘Robot Station Staff Appointment Ceremony’ at Incheon National University Station next month..
The robot provides passengers with information about the subway station and acts as a station attendant to provide a variety of information, including the destination the passenger is going to and information on buses connected to the station.
The company developing this robot is Syscon, and the company has a strategy to deploy this robot to other stations next year if it stabilizes after a demonstration period this year, and to expand to the Incheon Bus Terminal operated by the Incheon Transportation Corporation.
Until the introduction of robot station attendants, Incheon Transportation Corporation had a great desire.

After COVID-19, there are limitations in providing face-to-face service to passengers when they use the station, as service provision is essential due to the nature of public transportation.
In addition, Incheon Transportation Corporation's business situation worsened due to losses from free rides while operating the subway, and in a situation where the government was unable to find an alternative, it chose robots to reduce costs.
Kim Han-soo, PhD in electrical engineering at the Incheon Transportation Corporation, said, "We decided to pursue this because an internal survey showed that robot station attendants can be safer for both employees and passengers," and added, "Furthermore, from the perspective of the transportation corporation that operates the subway, structurally, it is not cost-effective." “Because we are charging a fee, there is a lot of management pressure, so robots are needed for efficiency reasons,” he appealed.

Dr. Kim said, “Incheon Subway Line 2 is also a free train, and in the future, it can be seen that train operators are going to disappear.” He added, “The day will come when not only station staff but also facility maintenance staff will be replaced by robots and machines.” said.
Source: Joongbu Ilbo - A reliable friend of Gyeonggi and Incheon(

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