A UNIST design team, led by Professor Yunwoo Jung (Department of Design) has announced some of its robot designs will be put on display at the Hello Robot, a special joint exhibition held by Busan National Science Museum through August 29, 2021.
The team, consists of Professor Yunwoo Jung, Gaeul Han, Jinhee Cha, and Wooin Jang, will be showcasing three robot designs, namely ‘911$ Rescue Drone‘ for emergency response, ‘Dog Walking Drone‘ for taking one’s dogs for a walk, and ‘Baby King‘ for babysitting.
The 911$ Rescue Drone is a flying stretcher, designed for a range of emergency situations. This rescue drone is equipped with an emergency stretcher bed, along with the compact size ‘8 Propellers’ and the wired battery packs. The special design and function of the rescue drone offers to extract and carry patients efficiently with much less manpower, compared to existing emergency stretchers.
Indeed, the compact size propellers allow you to enter and exit very narrow, wooded, and rugged areas. Besides, this rescue drone has a follow-me feature, capable of guiding it along the wire connected to the battery pack that the rescuer carries with him. Replaceable batteries are placed outside to reduce the weight of the stretcher and increase flight time.
This special rescuing drone is not limited to mere design concept and will soon be realized as an actual product. Professor Jeong and his design team, together with the Drone Dom Co., Ltd. are currently in the process of mass producing the rescue drone while considering its structure and operation system.
The Baby King is a robotic baby crib, designed to take care of your little ones while you are struggling with household chores. It boasts a number of features, including easy detachable air purifying filter to remove dirty air around a newborn and modularization to smart stroller and car seat.
This special robot crib has been developed through the industry-academic collaboration with LG Electronics and awarded the Spark Design Award 2016, the highest accolade in the competition.
Co-hosted by the Busan-Daegu-Gwangju National Science Museums, this exhibition reflects the broad spectrum of robotics technology that increasingly enhances our daily lives and showcases designs that influence the interfaces between humans and machines. The first exhibit will run on the first floor in the Kim Jinjae Hall of the Busan National Science Museum through August 29, 2021. The next exhibition is scheduled to be held from September 14 to November 28 at the Gwangju National Science Museum, and also at the Gwangju National Science Museums from December 10 to March 1, 2021. Visitors who wish to attend the exhibit can make reservations through the website of the Busan Science Museum (www.sciport.or.kr).