Now, robots will help in building construction

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Tokyo (Japan) May 10 (ANI): Many companies in Japan are concerned over the large exodus of skilled workers. And pressing issue for the construction industry is how to find labor while raising productivity. Shimizu Corporation, the major Japanese construction company invited local and foreign media to a press tour at its robot laboratory in Tokyo where they showed several robots designed for construction sites that can weld, bolt and carry to improving working productivity and safety for workers. Shimizu Corporation commenced development of Shimizu Smart Site, a next generation production system in which robots and humans will collaborate to move construction projects forward. Robots undergoing autonomous control testing at robot laboratory Robo-Carrier which links with temporary elevator to transport supplies to designated spot entirely unnamed when the operator selects preferred materials and enters the destination in on a tablet. The Robo-Welder has a robotic arm that uses laser shape measurements to determine contours of a groove, or channel, on steel column in order to be welded and the Robo-Buddy, a multipurpose robot that handles construction work for ceilings and floors. Each one is primary structural element of the Shimizu Smart Site. An operator uses tablet to send instruction to enable robots carry out autonomously. These robots will be deployed into a real high-rise building site in Osaka this fall. And in next fiscal year, robots will work at several large construction sites in Tokyo. The improvement of Japan’s robot technology continues to attract world's attention and contributes to improvement of various future work scenes.

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