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Singer Janghoon Kim Donates Development Fund to KAIST​
View : 9620 Date : 2007-01-23 Writer : ed_news

Singer Janghoon Kim Donates Development Fund to KAIST 

- Generously donates part of earnings from his concert where HUBO performed for development of science

- Opportunity for activation of science culture through encounter between science and culture 

Singer Janghoon Kim donated 50 million won from his concert earnings for KAIST development fund. 

Singer Kim visited KAIST on January 16 (Tue) and donated the development fund at the joint lecture room in KAIST Mechanical Engineering B/D. 

Singer Kim had a concert at the end of the last year where he performed with ‘HUBO’ and ‘Albert HUBO’, human-like robots of KAIST HUBO center. 

Singer Kim made a donation to express his gratitude to KAIST Professor Joonho Oh and his research team, who assisted his concert actively to allow HUBO to join the concert in spite of technical difficulties and research obstacles. 

“Although HUBO has performed various activities so far, it is the first time to make a successful performance with a singer on a stage. Honestly, I hesitated a lot to allow HUBO to join Kim’s concert due to safety problems etc., but I was so impressed by Kim’s interest and passion for science, and thus decided HUBO’s joining the concert. This is the first case how robots can exchange with public cultures. I wish this case will be a momentum to activate science culture and make people feel closer to science,” Professor Oh said.

The donation will be spent partly as KAIST development fund (20 million won) and partly on the publicity of science and technology via HUBO (30 million won).