National Development Minister: Let’s get used to robots in construction sites

Yesterday, Minister for National Development (MND) Khaw Boon Wan published a blog post expressing his excitement at the prospect of cutting labour costs by using robots to perform menial tasks such as floor tiling.

The Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory and ROB Technologies have already conceptualised and fabricated a robotic tiling prototype.

“If the robot becomes commercially available, the estimate is that the robotic tiling machine can lay tiles two to three times faster than the human tiler. An added advantage is that robots can deliver high precision and consistent quality,” Khaw wrote.

He also added that the technology will not only benefit productivity, it will also lessen the risk of worksite accidents.

Photo: MND’s Housing Matters blog 

Support Coconuts and rep your city

Now you can wear your love of Coconuts proudly across your chest. That’s right, we’re getting into the merch business with the launch of our official online store, The Coconuts Shop.

Our first product is that ultimate wardrobe mainstay: the white T-shirt.

If you want to rep your city, we’ve also launched Coconuts City Logo Tees for Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, KL, Jakarta, Bali, and Yangon.

They’re all sold exclusively at The Coconuts Shop – at a special introductory price of S$29 until Sep. 30, 2020!

READ MORE

CITY: SINGAPORECATEGORY: NEWSSUB-CATEGORIES: BUSINESS, TECH

Leave a Reply

Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

Send this to a friend