History & Awards

History

In 1988, Kyung Chul Shin founded Yujin Robot envisioning a world in which human lives integrated with robotic technologies thrive and flourish. Yujin Robot is truly the living history, evolving with the robotics industry through more than three decades and building robots ranging from soccer, social, military, and guidance robots to vacuum cleaning robots. With the success of Vacuum Cleaning Robot (iCLEBO), as well as the Smart Automation System (SAS) business unit, Yujin Robot has come to receive much attention within Korea as its years of research and development into cutting-edge technologies began to come to fruition. In 2021, Sam Park, who has been with Yujin Robot since 2000 and its CTO since 2018, became Yujin Robot’s new CEO. Under Sam’s leadership, Yujin Robot re-equipped itself with the addition of the Autonomous Mobility Solutions (AMS) business unit, going B2B and global from previously domestic B2C vacuum cleaning robot business. The AMS and the SAS business units are synergistically collaborating together to serve the robotics and automation industry with their innovative logistics solutions.​

[ STAGE 3 : 2009 ~ present ] Precursors in becoming a global robot company

2019
Sep.
Awarded with 2019 CSBA(Customer Satisfaction Brand Award)
Mar.
Certified as CCC(China Quality Certification)
2018
Dec.
Cleaning robot was selected as the world’s Top product (Ministry of Knowledge & Economy)
Oct.
Certified as CE(Conformity European Marking)
2017
Dec.
Awarded with CAPEK from China Robots Association
Jul.
Designation of Global Excellence Technology Research Center (Ministry of Industrial Statistics and Resources)
Apr.
Certified as ROHS(Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
2016
Dec.
Awarded with Tower of 20 million-dollar export (Korea Trade Association)
Jun.
Certified as FCC(Federal Communication Commission)
Apr.
Certified as CEC(Chartered Engineer's Certificate)
2014
Jun.
Acquiring quality certification for intelligent robots(KIRIA)
2013
Dec.
Iclebo, cleaning robot, was selected as a product that shines this year of Korea
2012
Oct.
IClebo arte was awarded with the KES Award for Best Design
Jun.
Irobi Home, education robot for home, was released
Jan.
Service Robot was selected as a brand for Hi-Seoul
2011
Dec.
Selected as the world’s Top product by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Dec.
Awarded with Tower of 5 million-dollar export (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy)
Jan.
Iclebo, cleaning robot, was selected as a brand for Hi-Seoul
2010
Dec.
Cleaning robot "iClebo- Smart", acquired the intelligence-type robot quality certificate
Oct.
Selected as Technology-innovation small/medium company (INNO-BIZ)
Jul.
Icelbo smart, cleaning robot, home was released
2009
Nov.
Awarded with Tower of one million-dollar export (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) – the first time as a service robot company
Sep.
Acquired the ISO 14001 Environment management system certificate (KAB)
Jul.
Selected as a promising small/medium company for export (Seoul regional small/medium business administration)

[ STAGE 2 : 1999 ~ 2008 ] Intelligence robot commercialization stage

2008
Oct.
Released Iclebo Alpha, cleaning robot and "Irobi Q", education robot for kid
2007
Dec.
Released Iccomppa ppororo, educational toy robot
Apr.
Released Iclebo free, cleaning robot
2006
Nov.
Irobi Q was awarded with Korea’s U-robot grand-prize (Ministry of Information and Communication)
Sep.
Started to export cleaning robots (Europe, Japan, Canada, etc.)
2005
Nov.
Acquired ISO 9001 certificate
Oct.
Listed to KOSDAQ (merged with Gina World)
Jan.
Released Iclebo, cleaning robot
2004
Dec.
Robhaz, robot doing dangerous work, was awarded with the new technology (KT certificate) (Ministry of Science and Technology)
Nov.
Irobi was awarded with the grand-prize from the Intelligence-type robot technology evaluation contest (Ministry of Science and Technology)
Jun.
Released Irobi, home robot
Apr.
Commercialization of robot doing dangerous work (export to Japan and Australia and delivery to Zaytun Division)
2003
Feb.
Selected as the national excellent manufacturing technology center (Ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy)
2001
Jan.
Hosting institution for development task of robots for next-generation games/entertainment (Ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy)
1999
Aug.
Co-development of robot doing dangerous work with Korea Science Technology Research Institute (Korea Institute of Science & Technology)

[ STAGE 1 : 1988 ~ 1998 ] Basic technology accumulation stage

1997
Jun.
Developed the acceleration Sensor semi-condoctor TTT system (Motorola)
Feb.
Established Intelligence-type robot company’s annex research center
1996
Dec.
Completed automation of 6 German factories and established Fatec by cooperating with robot company
Sep.
Made distribution contracts with Staubi Robot and Climetrix
1995
Jul.
Developed all-automatic Marking Robot system (Hyundai Heavy Industry)
1990
Mar.
Made System House contract with Adept, U.S.
1988
Mar.
Established Yujin Robotics, Co., Ltd.

Awards

2019

12. iCLEBO selected as World Class Product of Korea for 9 consecutive years by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
09. Awarded with 2019 Consumer Satisfaction Brand Award by Joongang Daily

2017

12. Received The Capek Prize from China Robots Association
07. Recognized as Advanced Technology Center (ATC) by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

2012

10. iCLEBO awarded with KES Award for Best Design

2006

11. Irobi Q awarded with U-Robot Grand Prize by Ministry of Information and Communication

2004

12. Robhaz awarded with New Technology Award from Ministry of Science and Technology
11. iRobi awarded with Technology Innovation Award by Ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy
11. iRobi awarded with Grand Prize from Intelligent Robot Technology Evaluation Contest by Ministry of Science and Technology

2013

12. iCLEBO selected as Korea’s Product Shine of the Year