22 Sep '16, 5pm

JTC's new robot aid in building inspection

SINGAPORE'S industrial developer JTC will deploy a robot early next year to help look for architectural defects of an almost-completed project, with the aim of replacing some aspects of human inspection soon. This 70-kg, 1.8-metre robot, equipped with high-tech cameras and laser scanners, will be used in JTC Space in Gul to pick up building defects such as cracks and uneven surfaces. If the trial is successful, JTC will consider reaching out to the Building and Construction Authority to see if the robot can help meet regulatory requirements. Commercial production may soon follow, with end-2017 estimated as the earliest possible date, said Koh Chwee, director of JTC's technical services division, at a press briefing on Wednesday showcasing the robot's capabilities. "Once we find out that everything (at the trial) turns out to be as planned, then the next step would be we'll...

Full article: http://www.srx.com.sg/singapore-property-news/24142/jtcs-...

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