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Doosan unveils ‘Concept-X’ machines for unmanned, automated job-sites

Concept-X realises the construction site of the future by having all dangerous construction work performed solely by equipment

Doosan Infracore has unveiled its ‘Concept-X’ machines at its proving grounds in Boryeong City, Korea, with more than 200 people in attendance, including local and government officials, academics and executives from companies associated with the development of the concepts.

According to Doosan, Concept-X is a comprehensive control solution that can be used to survey worksite topography via 3D drone scanning, establish operational plans based on the topographical data, and operate construction equipment such as excavators and wheel loaders without human intervention. Concept-X realises the construction site of the future by having all dangerous construction work performed solely by equipment, leaving human personnel free to concentrate on more sophisticated analysis and management tasks.

According to the company, although certain individual unmanned technologies have already been introduced in the field of construction machinery, its introduction of unmanned automation technologies to the entire construction site operation process – ranging from surveying to the operations of construction equipment such as excavators and wheel loaders – is a world first.

Concept-X comprises the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as image recognition, cognitive/control technologies, autonomous driving technologies, 5G remote control, 3D drone surveys and accurate workload estimation and assignment, together with failure prediction technologies.

“Concept-X is not just an unmanned technology: rather, it integrates multiple state-of-the-art technologies that can respond immediately to all and any of the changes that may arise at construction sites simultaneously,” said Dongyoun Sohn, President & CEO, Doosan Infracore.

“It will become a human-centred technology that not only brings about remarkable improvements in economics and safety but also creates more jobs in high-tech industries.”

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