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  • Seoul Opens ICT Experience Center at Gwanghwamun Square Preceding 100th National Sports Festival

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    For fifteen days, from March 15 (Friday) to March 30 (Saturday), the public will have access to the 100th National Sports Festival and the 39th National Para Games in advance at the west Gwanghwamun Square Seoul will operate the ICT (Information & Communication Technology) Experience Center with National Sports Festival PR booths, a robot café, a 5G escape mission room, a VR (virtual reality) game zone, and more. There will be nine experience contents available at the center.

    First, the National Sports Festival PR booth will introduce the symbol of the competition, the history of the National Sports Festival, and star athletes discovered through the National Sports Festival. Those taking part at the booth while uploading pictures and SNS posts will receive National Sports Festival souvenirs.

    At the Sports Zone, everyone receives firsthand experience of festival events – baseball, shooting, and archery – through wireless VR devices to enable the public to enjoy new experiences as if actually partaking in the National Sports Festival.

    The 5G Mission Room will feature games, including spot the differences and finish the sentence, as well as trampoline jumping, “proof shot” photo-taking, and other missions given in each room to solve as part of the escape room game format.

    The center will also feature eye-catching experiential content that constructively utilizes robots, AR, and other new technology. The Technology Zone will provide smart detection technology, like the integrated control system that uses a 360-degree CCTV and AI convergent fire prevention technology, a robot arm that expresses given phrases in calligraphy, and AR support technology that utilizes glass with AR technology. There will also be a guide robot that offers a tour of the National Sports Festival, the robot café where robots provide beverages, a robot that draws portraits, and other state-of-the-art technology, amid performances by popular singers, and prize drawing for visitors.

    In addition to all this, Seoul will host various events like the National Sports Festival Photography and Relics Exhibition, performances wishing for the success of the event, and more, in hopes of arousing public interest about the upcoming 100th National Sports Festival in October.

    Seoul Opens ICT Experience Center at Gwanghwamun Square Preceding 100th National Sports Festival
    100th National Sports Festival ICT Experience Center
    National Sports Festival PR Booth
    National Sports Festival VR Sports Zone