South Korea's "Robot Land" Will Open In 2015
Most of us might have never ever heard of the term robot tourism, but it's soon going to be a major attraction in Korea. South Korea is all set to build a massive billion dollar 'Robot Land' that will be solely dedicated to working on and treasuring robotics. Named the Masan Robot Land Project, the plans initially went adrift and was lost it permission and environmental clearances. But the project was finally officially launched on December 7, 2013. It might sound like a theme park dedicated to robots but it's more of a technology fair made to evoke interest in robotics and fuel the growth in the industry.
So what is a robot city, anyway? South Korean officials envisioned this as a hybrid theme park and research park. In the initial stages of construction, they plan to build a robot-themed amusement park, dubbed "Robot Land." The rest of the park, set for completion a year later in 2016, will house a convention center, a robot research and development center, and a robot exhibition hall.
The entire robot endeavor is going to be completed by 2018 (for real, this time) and will be comprised of both public and private investments. Reportedly private and public contributors in the U.S. already gave the project $1.23 billion for construction. The second stage of construction will include hotels, condos, youth hostels, and a giant robot statue across the sprawling 300 acres of land purchased for Masan Park.