Major Accomplishments of KIST Over Its 40-Year History. Since its foundation over 40 years ago, KIST has remained faithful to its role as a comprehensive research institute supporting Korea's interests and has made active contributions to the growth of the nation's industrial base through advancements in science and technology. A review of its major accomplishments through the years offer a peek into the most significant events in its history.

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Project Name Development of Cooking Robot ‘CIROS’
Year 2012 Director Dr. Kim Moon Sang

Development of Cooking Robot ‘CIROS’

1. Overview

Developed the most advanced robot platform for housework endowed with the human’s 5 senses, in order to study human’s skils of task completion.

2. Contents & Features

O Developed the service robot possible to manuplate both arms in order to complete tasks such as, dish-washing, cooking, errands, etc, in substitute for housewives indoors.

O Key Technologies

- Saftery Arm to secure humans’ safety against a bump each other.

- Autonomous Navigation in complex environment indoors.

- 3D object recognition to manipulate any objects & tools

- Auto-control & manipulation using both arms & hands

O Functions by Units


O H/W Spec.

Dimension/ Weight

800 x 800 x 1600 mm / 150Kg


Max. 500mm/s, 100Watt motor x 2


Li-Po, 24V, using 2 Packs(45Ah, 30Ah)


Laser Scanner X 2 / IR Scanner X 1 / Ultra Sonic Sensor X 6 / Microphone x 12

3D IR Sensor x 1 / Force-Torque Sensor x 2 /Stereo Camera x 2 & Mono Camera(eye on hand) x 1

Degree of Freedom(DOF)

Waist: 1 DOF / Manipulator: 7 DOF x 2 / Pan-Tilt : 2 DOF

Hand : 4 DOF x 2 / Mobile : 2 DOF

3. Scientific Value

O Developed the new generation’s housework asstistant robot, enabling to provide practical manipulating service, for research purposes

O Strenthened a foothold in developing the Intelligent Service Robot in the future by securing indispensible core technologies

Economic Effect

O Now, presented that Korea has powerful global competitiveness in R&D of the practical robot systems.

O Contributed to R&D of the educational robot tools and any other types of service robots for new generation with fundamental technologies developed.

O Enabled to look forward to the next R&D achievements through collaborative networks and open-based environment for development.

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