Japanese Contractor Shimizu Develops Rebar Placement Assisting Robot That Can Cut Labor by Half

Japanese contractor Shimizu Corp., its subsidiary SC Machinery and power assisting technology firm Active Link jointly developed a robot which helps heavy steel rebar works. The companies on September 6 demonstrated workers placing a 156kg rebar with assistance of the robot at the expressway construction site in Chiba Prefecture. The technology enables to reduce the number of workers required to place a 200kg rebar from six-eight to three. As operation of the machine does not require special skills, inexperienced workers manage rebar placement easily with the robot. (2016/09/07)

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