Leaders in Industrial training robots, DMBHDigital putting practice machine, ‘InBirdie,’ to enter US, Japan markets
승인 2018.09.11 23:12:20
A resident of Bucheon Technopark Complex 4, DMBH (CEO Hae Kyung Kim, www.dmbh.co.kr) was launched in January 2003 to specialize in industrial training robots.
In addition to industrial training robots, the company has also earned a name for itself in the golf equipment field. In 2004, the company launched a distance/direction sensor for indoor driving ranges, which was subsequently followed by the development and marketing of a ubiquitous intelligent educational robot, a 3D laser sensor for screen golf, and a screen golf system.
▲Domestic Skill Competition for Industrial Robot
In 2013, DMBH’S robot for industrial training was chosen as the official robot of the Domestic Skill Competition. Overseen by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea, this selection cemented the company’s reputation in the industrial education robot field. Since then, DMBH’S industrial training robots have been widely used in the field – in vocational high schools, technical colleges, industrial training centers, and overseas robot training centers among others.
▲External device interlocking practice
DMBH’s robots include the industrial training robot, KSS-1500; basic education robot, M-110; and service robots with voice and image recognition capabilities. The industrial training robot, KSS-1500 was chosen to be the official robot of the Domestic Skill Competition; 90% of it can be disassembled and reassembled. The robot offers basic knowledge for handling industrial robots in an industrial setting and mechanisms for the maintenance of industrial robots. In addition, it can understand SLIM-based language for industrial robot drive and programming. The industrial robot can be linked to peripheral devices in line with the 4th Industrial Revolution’s smart factories, and, as such, is considered an educational device that can be used as an educational tool.
▲Robot programming scene
In 2016, DMBH entered the Malaysian market by participating in the Robot Pilot Program for Market Creation run by the Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement (KIRIA). The project consisted of creating a test bed for the industrial education robot market in Malaysia. Based on at the official robot sold at the Domestic Skill Competition, the ‘Scara Robot,’ the company carried out plans to install and operate a robotic system at Unisel, an industrial technology college in Selangor, Malaysia. Through this project, the company was able to export industrial training robots to Malaysia in 2016.
▲Robot training for Malaysian industrial incumbents.
DMBH has also produced advanced technology in screen golf and golf sensors, as shown in their flagship product, the digital putting trainer, ‘InBirdie.’ Tests conducted on the putting robot by the Korea Institute of Sport Science showed a highly accurate sensor system. InBirdie is the result of a merging of technologies from the field of industrial training robots and optical sensor technologies in artificial intelligence. InBirdie allows putting practice even in a confined space of 2m, as opposed to the 5m needed in traditional mats; also, 20m long putting is possible thanks to optical technology in artificial intelligence.
By making use of artificial intelligence, InBirdie is able to display the actual putting distance, as well as the angle of the ball as it begins to travel and the putted ball’s location. The green speed can also be adjusted during practice, according to user preference. In addition, the device can be linked to a smartphone to keep track of practice data for systematic recordkeeping and maintenance.
Last year, DMBH began exports of this product to the US and Japan. After entry into the American market, the company was able to meet the demanding requirements of the Japanese consumers to enter the Japanese market. Amid the backdrop of numerous inquires from the UK, Sweden, and Southeast Asia, the company’s exports have been steadily increasing. The export market is looking bright, indeed.