Doosan Infracore to demonstrate autonomous excavator at Shanghai trade fair

Lim Chang-won Reporter Posted : 2018-11-26 14:55 Updated : 2018-11-26 14:55
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[Courtesy of Doosan Infracore]

SEOUL -- Doosan Infracore, a leading construction machinery manufacturer in South Korea, will demonstrate an autonomous construction machine, based on a fifth-generation mobile network, during an international trade fair this week in Shanghai.

From a remote control center at the three-day Bauma China exhibition, which takes place from Tuesday, Doosan will activate an excavator at a site in the western port city of Incheon. The excavator will be installed with five cameras to send detailed 3-D information.

Doosan Infracore, a key Doosan group unit, has teamed up with LGU+, the third-largest mobile carrier, to develop self-driving construction machines using a 5G communication network, drones, and ultra-low latency video transmission technology. In April, the company acquired an unspecified stake in PoteNit, a start-up specializing in autonomous mobile industrial robots.

Autonomous machines would transmit the 3D image of construction sites photographed by a drone to the server in real time and automatically calculates the workload. Unmanned excavators could be deployed in dangerous environments.