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Hyundai Builds Mini Welding Robots To Help Shipbuilding

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Robotics on May 14, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · May 14, 2013
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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is the world's largest shipbuilder and a industrial robot manufacturer and surely needs skilled welders to perform the complex jobs. But shipbuilding isn't a very simple process and requires welding of areas where humans just cant' reach. To address this issue, the company has developed mini welding robots that will help in building ships. The company said that the robot measures only 50x50x15 cm in its most compact form, with the welding arm retracted. It's been designed to operate where human welders can't reach easily.


The robot has six joints that enable it to carry out almost all types of complex welding jobs. It's equipped with magnets that allow the robot to attach itself to steel walls & ceilings. The robot is just 15 kg in weight, which makes it very portable. Hyundai says that with special software, the robot can be programmed to perform steel cutting, blasting and painting and other essential duties in shipbuilding.

Source: https://english.hhi.co.kr/news/view?idx=483&currentPage=1 Posted in: #Robotics
AbhinavS · May 14, 2013
Rank D1 - MASTER
Amazing. The size and weight loaded with such awe-inspiring features. 👍

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