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Hyundai Robotics has joined hands with Hyundai E&C to develop construction robots

Author 홈페이지관리 | Date 2020.07.20

▶ Signed an MoU for "Joint R&D of Construction Robotics Technology" on 16th (Thu)
▶ From construction site work to services in the completed building... Speeding up Automation in the Construction Sector Using Robots
▶"We will expand our solution capabilities to the construction sector following manufacturing and logistics."


Hyundai Robotics, Korea's No. 1 industrial robot producer, has joined hands with Hyundai E&C to develop construction robots.
Hyundai Robotics, a subsidiary of the Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyundai E&C for "Joint R&D of Construction Robotics Technology" on July 16th (Thu) at Hyundai Building in Gye-dong, Jongno-gu.
Through this MoU, both companies will jointly carry out ▲The development of robots working at construction sites ▲Mobile service robot business ▲Development of core technologies for autonomous driving in construction sites and buildings ▲Promotion of mid-to-long-term business. Additionally, both companies will establish an R&D cooperation system that is available at all times to continuously demonstrate and commercialize the developed technology.
The construction robot will be used for anchoring (drilling holes), painting, welding, and brick-laying at the construction site. Hyundai Robotics is in charge of cooperative robot and vision technology (camera image analysis), and Hyundai E&C is in charge of motion control for construction (Manipulation) and application of autonomous driving technology at construction sites.
Furthermore, Hyundai Robotics and Hyundai E&C will jointly build "Autonomous Driving Integrated Software (SW)" by combining indoor and outdoor autonomous driving technologies, with their own strengths. Also, both companies are planning to review the mobile service robot business that can provide services such as courier service to the tenants of the completed apartments and offices.
According to "Global Industry Analysts (GIA)," a leading publisher of the off-the-shelf market research firm, the global construction robot market is expected to grow 16.4% annually from 2020 to reach 242.5 million by 2027.
The managing director of Hyundai Robotics Dae-kyu Yoon said, "Through this cooperation, we will expand the application of robot solutions to manufacturing and logistics, and then to construction." He also said, "We will continue to upgrade robots in the construction sector based on specialized technologies from each company in line with the era of the fourth industrial revolution."
"We will introduce the concept of automatic production, such as that of manufacturing, to the construction site and lead innovation in the construction industry by cooperating with Hyundai Robotics in the post-corona era," said Gu-yong Park, managing director of Hyundai E&C.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Robotics started as a robot business team in Hyundai Heavy Industries in 1984 and has established its position as the No. 1 robot company in Korea by developing the nation's first automotive robot and LCD (liquid crystal display) transport robot. It was launched as an independent corporation last May.
※ Picture: Hyundai Robotics signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyundai E&C on July 16th (Thursday) for "Joint Research and Development on Construction Robotics Technology."  

(From the left, Gu-yong Park, Managing Director of Hyundai E&C (Director of Hyundai Institute of Construction Technology), Dae-Gyu Yoon, Managing Director of Hyundai Robotics (Director of Robotics Research Center))