The Korea Airports Corporation announced on June 19 that it would launch a robot-based service for air purification that is the first one of its kind in the world.
The corporation’s mobile robots for the purpose are scheduled to be put into operation late this year after some tests. The robots are to measure the concentration of the particulate matter in the passenger terminal of the Gimpo International Airport and purify the air at the sites where air purification is required by moving on their own. The corporation said that the service, which is a part of its efforts for creating smart airports, would be expanded in the near future to the other airports it is currently running or building.
In the meantime, the Incheon International Airport Corporation is planning to put into operation five robot ushers and five robot cleaners next month. The robots have been tested since February this year.
The corporation successfully completed a trial run of food serving and luggage carrier robots this year. Two months ago, its robotic shopping assistants made their debut to become the first service robots with a self-driving feature that are used in a public building in South Korea.