In November 2019, Doosan Infracore introduced Concept-X, a comprehensive control solution for the construction site of the future, at its proving grounds in South Korea. This forward-thinking project is expected to be commercialized in 2025.
Construction Site Solutions
Concept-X is a comprehensive control solution that can be used to survey worksite topography via 3D drone scanning, establish operational plans based on the topographical data, and operate construction equipment such as excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks without humans at the controls. In short, Concept-X realizes the construction site of the future by having difficult construction work performed solely by equipment, leaving human personnel free to concentrate on more sophisticated analysis and management tasks.
A World First
Although certain individual unmanned technologies have already been introduced in the field of construction machinery, our introduction of unmanned automation technologies to the entire construction site operation process — ranging from surveying to the operation of construction equipment such as excavators and wheel loaders — is a world first.
Concept-X comprises a wide range of cutting-edge technologies such as image recognition, cognitive/control technologies, autonomous driving technologies, 5G remote control, 3D drone surveys, accurate workload estimation and assignment, and failure prediction technologies.
The Future is Coming
This jobsite solution will boost productivity and economic feasibility by reducing the time and costs required for construction equipment operations while continuing to make worksites safer.
Pending its commercialization, look for each of the abovementioned technologies — including drone surveying, cutting-edge data analysis, and unmanned construction equipment operations and control — to be released individually as soon as they are fully verified.
The Buzz about the DS30
One highlight within Concept-X is the drone technology that will offer customers an aerial view of jobsites and a new level of data to manage and plan their best course of action.
The DS30 commercial drone — designed by Doosan Mobility Innovation — recently won the Best of Innovation award at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show for the compact, lightweight hydrogen fuel cells designed to power the drone. This cutting-edge battery technology allows the DS30 to do long endurance flights — operating for up to two hours per flight, which exceeds previous limitations in the drone industry.