Three companies selected from BEST OF AI KOREA 2021!… △Cobot △Unomic △ AIFRICA

In AI KOREA 2021, the global news network AVING News selected companies to receive the BEST OF AI KOREA 2021 award.

For this award, AVING News selected outstanding products based on product technology, innovation, marketability, design, and audience response. The companies will get separate news articles so that they can utilize it, and the news will also be posted in English.

AI KOREA 2021 held at BEXCO, Busan for three days from Sep. 1 (Wed) to 3 (Fri) is an event held as a part of the policy for Busan Metropolitan City to move forward as an AI-centric city following the smart city project and block chain special zone.

In line with the convergence trend of related technologies, it is held as an integrated event “K-ICT WEEK in BUSAN” together with IT exhibitions “Cloud Expo Korea” and “IT Expo Busan” to promote the 4th industrial revolution innovative technology and maximize business effect.

The selected companies for BEST OF AI KOREA 2021 are as follows. △Cobot △Unomic △ AIFRICA

Cobot selected for “BEST OF AI KOREA 2021” | Photo by AVING News

Cobot showcases “Near L” logistics field utilization robot at AI KOREA 2021


Cobot is a manufacturing-based start-up specializing in the development of service robots and industrial robots with the mission to fulfill the goal “people and robots can work together.” Cobot works with people and develops robot technology for humans. It makes robots that help out in difficult work environments.

Near L which it showcased in this exhibition is the robot that can be used in logistics field. The robot guides the picker to the location where the product on the order list is located, and the picker checks the product by using the tablet mounted on the robot, and then loads it on the robot.

Also, by using robots, it is possible to reduce the burden of high-intensity work of the picker, improve productivity, and reduce logistics processing costs. Because it does not require large-scale facility construction, it is less burdensome for business owners to use it, and it is highly usable by linking with the fulfillment system, which handles the entire process from product warehousing to inventory management, packaging, and delivery for markets in the city.

Unomic selected for “BEST OF AI KOREA 2021” | Photo by AVING News

Unomic showcases “ELFiNOS” software development platform at AI KOREA 2021


Since its establishment in 2006, Unomic is providing all-in-one smart factory-related platform such as global service platform, enterprise platform, ERP platform, and cloud service based on various experiences such as monitoring system development, mobile remote control system development, and smart TV digital receiver development.

ELFiNOS, a platform customized for manufacturing, is a solution that can be applied to the entire production line, helping to systematically manage the production process at the manufacturing site. It integrates equipment and PLC with various characteristics and functions, and is compatible with more than 90% of existing controllers.

Also, it is a total solution that maximizes manufacturing productivity through real-time monitoring, job history tracking management, facility and equipment status identification, and defect management. Especially, just by applying ELFiNOS, it now meets the international standards for digital twins.

Noh Sihwa, Deputy Director of Unomic, said, “Currently, we are analyzing diseases such as dementia and cancer based on brain image data by expanding ELFiNOS HIaaS (Health Information as a Service) area.”

AIFRICA selected for “BEST OF AI KOREA 2021” | Photo by AVING News

Unomic showcases container-based AI development platform CHEETAH at AI KOREA 2021


AIFRICA started its IDC/server hosting business in July 2003 and established subsidiaries in Vietnam and the US to expand its global business. The main business areas are AI consulting, AI development platform construction, IDC/server hosting, hardware, system integration maintenance, website construction, cloud managed service, and Acronis backup cloud distributor as the ICT total solution provider.

CHEETAH is a container-based AI development platform developed by AIFRICA. Cloud-based AI R&D environment can be configured quickly and easily, and user settings, GPU allocation and resource management, including machine learning (ML) library installation, can be completed within one minute.

Above all, if the major function of Nvidia A100 GPU MIG (Multi-Instance GPU) is enabled, up to 56 GPU resources can be utilized, and seven individual instance splits can be used for each GPU, maximizing GPU utilization.

In addition, the container batch creation/return feature supports administrators to deploy and delete the same development environment to a group of users in batches, so even if GPU resources are insufficient during AI practice, resources can be flexibly distributed by creating and deleting containers.

The custom image feature focuses on reducing unnecessary repetitive work and improving development efficiency by saving or loading the AI development environment (AI Library, Docker Image, etc.) set by the developer.

AI KOREA 2021, hosted by Busan Metropolitan City and organized by the Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency and BEXCO, is the largest AI exhibition in Korea where everything about AI is showcased. The exhibition hall was divided into △AI Technology Hall △ Busan AI Special Hall △AI Education Hall △Blockchain Special Hall △Startup Hall, and side events such as overseas buyer consultations (online), international conferences, AI demonstrations and IR briefings, networking and general seminars were also held.

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