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Tsuneishi tests the use of drones to raise shipbuilding efficiency

Tsuneishi tests the use of drones to raise shipbuilding efficiency
Japan’s Tsuneishi Shipbuilding is carrying out a test on the possible use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, to enhance productivity and safety at its shipyards.

A demonstration test was conducted by V-cube Inc at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in Tokyo to verify the potential of the drones to inspect equipment and gather information using live visual feedback. The test was conducted from 18 May for a period of four days.

The drones took videos and pictures of building roofs and cranes, as well as the progress of construction and placement of blocks, and these videos and pictures were transmitted live.

“According to the information provided by the videos and photos, some effective means would be found to improve the efficiency in equipment maintenance checks and in the management of the construction process,” Tsuneishi said.

“The drone was also tested to see if it would prove useful in times of disaster by being sent at full speed to a designated location to check the situation by referring to the visual information,” it added.

“Tsuneishi Holdings intends to utilise the service provided by V-cube that combines visual communications and drones for the purpose of enhancing productivity and safety in our shipbuilding business, as well as at the various facilities within our group.”

TAGS: Shipyards