The South Korean Construction and Transportation Ministry is preparing to employ robots in the construction of high rise buildings.
"The ministry says it is going ahead with the process of applying the technology to nuts-and-bolts building projects. It will create a construction process almost totally automated, taking advantage of 12 high-tech patents including so-called "intelligent" cranes and the world's first bolt-tightening robots.
"Not surprisingly, the robot-led system is expected to cut labor costs by up to one-third and start-to-finish project time by around 15 percent. Add it all up and experts say it will boost overall productivity by an impressive 25 percent."
Saturday, February 09, 2008
South Korean Robots to Build High-Rises by 2010