Doosan Infracore introduced ‘Concept-X’ – a comprehensive control solution for construction sites, at the Boryeong Proving Grounds in Korea. Designed to improve industrial productivity and safety, Concept-X will be commercialised by 2025.

Doosan Infracore Concept-X. Image credit: Doosan

Doosan Infracore Concept-X. Image credit: Doosan

On 20 November, Doosan Infracore unveiled Concept-X at its Proving Grounds in Boryeong City, Korea, with more than 200 people in attendance, including national assemblymen, the Mayor of Boryeong City, business executives from Bosch, ASI, LG U+ and PoteNit related to the development of Concept-X, representatives of government agencies and scholars from various academic institutions.

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 and wheel loaders without human intervention. In short, Concept-X realises the construction site of the future by having all dangerous construction work performed solely by equipment, leaving human personnel free to concentrate on more sophisticated analysis and management tasks.

Although certain individual unmanned technologies have already been introduced in the field of construction machinery, Doosan Infracore’s introduction of unmanned automation technologies to the entire construction site operation process – ranging from surveying to the operations of construction equipment such as excavators and wheel loaders – is a world first.

Concept-X comprises a wide range of cutting-edge Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as image recognition, cognitive/control technologies, autonomous driving technologies, 5G remote control, 3D drone surveys and accurate workload estimation and assignment, together with failure prediction technologies.

The new technologies introduced during the DI demonstration included a technology designed to create three-dimensional worksite maps with drone-surveyed data; a technology enabling construction equipment such as excavators and wheel loaders to perform optimised unmanned operations according to any site situation; and a technology that makes real-time monitoring of work progress possible through the X-Center’s comprehensive control solution.

Doosan Infracore asserts that the solution will boost productivity and economic feasibility significantly by reducing the time and costs required for construction equipment operations, while introducing a revolutionary improvement to the issue of construction worksite safety. Doosan Infracore plans to commercialise Concept-X by 2025.