China's first building assembling robot rolls off production line

(Xinhua) 09:18, August 05, 2021

A train of the Guangzhou Metro Line 18 is under hot-running test in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, March 3, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's first robot for assembling building components rolled off the production line in east China's Jiangsu Province, Science and Technology Daily reported Wednesday.

Developed by China Railway Science &Industry Group Co., Ltd and China Railway Construction Engineering Group, the robot is planned to be used for the construction of a metro line in Guangzhou.

Equipped with 72 sensors and 50 cameras, the robot is 80 meters long, with a weight of 460 tonnes and an effective span of 69 meters. It can install beams weighing up to 120 tonnes.

A total of eight independently movable legs consisting of 32 tires allow the robot to walk more flexibly and cross obstacles.

Adopting Beidou positioning technology, the robot has a measurement accuracy of 10 millimeters, and has applied for two national invention patents, said one of the researchers. 

(Web editor: Xia Peiyao, Liang Jun)


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