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Japanese Shipbuilder Tests Drones for Safety Inspections, Productivity Boosts

Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation is exploring the commercial applications of drones at its Hiroshima shipbuilding facility in an effort to increase both safety and productivity in daily operations.

Japanese Shipbuilder Tests Drones for Safety Inspections, Productivity Boosts

A drone, weighing in at about 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) is able to capture high-quality photos and video and transmit the data live back to a central information processing area. From there, the Tsuneishi team hopes to oversee operational progress, facility inspections and potentially manage disaster situations.

Tsuneishi's test took place from May 18 - 21 and included the inspection of equipment located on roofs or high places on cranes as well as the survey of disaster areas. Additionally, the drone was used to oversee operational progress of the facilities such as construction and placement of blocks.

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A drone, weighing in at about 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) is able to capture high-quality photos and video and transmit the data live back to a central information processing area. From there, the Tsuneishi team hopes to oversee operational progress, facility inspections and potentially manage disaster situations.

Tsuneishi's test took place from May 18 - 21 and included the inspection of equipment located on roofs or high places on cranes as well as the survey of disaster areas. Additionally, the drone was used to oversee operational progress of the facilities such as construction and placement of blocks.

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Japanese Shipbuilder Tests Drones for Safety Inspections, Productivity Boosts