Samsung Establishes Product Innovation Team to Focus on Emerging Tech
Samsung is going to establish an advanced research lab with emerging technologies such as drones, robotics, 3D printing and virtual reality as prime areas of concern, reports the Guardian.
For the purposed objective, the company has hired a research group which will operate independently and try to extend the company’s recent influence in the field of robotics. Recently, Samsung has made quite a progress in this area; for example its robotic vacuum cleaners and Gear VR headset which is built in partnership with Facebook’s virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.
Samsung is hoping for the long-lasting partnership with the researchers’ group to provide people solutions for their everyday problems. The Korea Times quoted a spokesperson of the South Korean technology giant:
“Given the significance of the team, members will have more authority and independence because the main purpose of the team isn’t to develop single devices for any imminent results, but to develop solutions to go with Samsung’s manufacturing capabilities. The team will explore how technologies could help people’s daily life for a better future.”
The formation of drone lab, which will be the most advanced than any other in UK, seems arguably transformation of (then) ambitious thinking into the reality. Samsung’s chief BK Yoon has been hinting similar plans in the past. Yoon has been expressing his goals to create a “Swarm intelligence” by connecting everything to internet – a scenario similar to currently popular Internet of Things (IoT).
Mr Yoon seems to have high aspirations and optimism for the success of their new initiative, this is obvious from the funds they are providing for IOT developers. He has awarded $100m for IOT developers. Further, he foretasted that his company will be wholly connected to Internet and will attain the capacity of IoT within next five years.
“Samsung’s previous success was mostly due to releasing products that are competitive in pricing,” the company explained its position. “This is an old business formula. We need to constantly explore new ways to meet the needs of people through innovation and updated technologies.”