On December 14, the Sony Group and Shimizu Corporation announced that they have started a joint demonstration experiment for the practical use of robots for the purpose of improving the efficiency of construction management work such as patrol and monitoring at construction sites.

  • 6-legged wheel robot verification machine

    Verification machine for 6-legged wheel robot developed by Sony Group (Source: Sony Group website)

Specifically, at an actual construction site where there are steps, openings, obstacles, etc., a verification machine for a 6-legged wheel robot under development by Sony will be operated to evaluate its performance and technical verification. In addition to confirming the usefulness of introducing mobile robots in construction management work such as on-site patrol / monitoring and volume inspection and identifying issues, performance evaluation and technical verification will be conducted on both hardware and software sides.

The location will be the tower building in Block A of the Toranomon-Azabudai Project (Toranomon-Azabudai District Type 1 Urban Redevelopment Project) under construction by Shimizu Corporation, and the period is scheduled from November 2021 to June 2022. .. It is planned to verify walking performance, monitoring (shooting) performance, and operation performance, assuming alternatives such as patrol / monitoring work at the construction site and work volume confirmation inspection work that were previously performed by the manager.

Sony R & D Center | Demonstration experiment of mobile robot at construction site