In a Wired South Korea, Robots Will Feel Right at Home - New York Times:
"If all goes according to plan, robots will be in every South Korean household between 2015 and 2020. That is the prediction, at least, of the Ministry of Information and Communication, which has grouped more than 30 companies, as well as 1,000 scientists from universities and research institutes, under its wing. Some want to move even faster.
'My personal goal is to put a robot in every home by 2010,' said Oh Sang Rok, manager of the ministry's intelligent service robot project."