Hanyang University Signs MOU on Construction Automation Technology R&D
Development of Smart Construction Research with the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) and the Korea Construction Equipment Technology institute (KOCETI)
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Hanyang University (President Kim Woo-seung) has joined hands with the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (President Han Seung-heon) and the Korea Construction Equipment Technology institute (President Kim Min-hee) to develop research on smart construction.
They signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the afternoon of the 3rd in order to conduct organic research with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy on the development of construction automation technology. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the agreement ceremony was carried out in an "untact" (non-contact) manner.
Under the agreement, Hanyang University, the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology and the Korea Construction Equipment Technology Institute will cooperate to successfully carry out both Smart Construction Technology Development and Core Technology Development projects like “Intelligent Construction Equipment Control Technology,” “Construction Equipment Automation Technology,” and “Development of Automated Excavators – truck operating system for the Automation of Construction” promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.
In addition, they have also decided to cooperate on research on the development of unmanned, intelligent, and eco-friendly systems in the future.
President Kim Woo-seung said that Korea would need to cooperate with multiple academic institutions to strengthen the competitiveness of the construction industry. He also added that the competitiveness is expected to be further enhanced with the cooperation of Hanyang University’s Construction Environment Engineering Department, S-Tec E&C- a venture company for smart construction, the Korea Institute of Construction Technology – the start of Korean construction technology, and the Korea Construction Equipment Technology Institute – the source of smart construction machinery.
Global News Team
Translation by: Lee Hee-jin
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