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 intelligent robots
Year 2000 Director
2Intelligent robots with complete intregration of high-tech advancements are rapidly evolving. It is now possible to make a robot more like a human by incorporating many IT-related elements including an ultra-speed microprocessor and memory, display, secondary battery, wired and wireless communication and contents in its mechatronics (including a motor, decelerator, encoder, and sensor). It is estimated that the intelligent robot industry will be worth about 200 billion dollars in 2013. Korea has set itself a goal of exporting 3 trillion won and creating 20 billion dollars of added value to the world’s robot market. KIST is at the frontline of intelligent robot research as demonstrated by the development of  a four-legged robot named Centaur (Jong Won Lee) in 1999, a home robot, Isaac (Bum Jae YOU), an intelligent robot equipped with biomimetics named MIMOT (Sang Rok OH), and a mobile robot designed for dangerous tasks, Robhaz (Seong Cheol GANG). In 2005 Maru and Ara (Bum Jae YOU) were born as network-based human robots with artificial intelligence and service contents supplied in real-time through wired and wireless networks and an external computer system. Such a complex and sophisticated robot model was made possible by fusing Korea’s superior IT and robot technologies.

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