South Korea’s Commerce Ministry announced a proposal yesterday to build a pair of robot theme parks by 2013.
The cost for such a high tech endeavor?
Why, only $1.6 billion!
South Korea regards robotics as an important area for economic development, having grown about 40% a year since 2003. The Ministry will try to merge culture and entertainment with robot technology, allowing visitors to interact with robots and test new products.
The parks are to be built in Incheon, just west of Seoul, and the port city of Masan, about 242 miles south of Seoul. Of course, the project still needs to be approved in a feasibility study next year before getting off the ground in 2009. Once that happens, we just pray there’s no robot rebellion like in that movie Westworld or that episode of The Simpsons.
Yahoo.com: South Korea to build robot theme parks