DSME unveils metalworking robot

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has unveiled an AI robot for metalworking.

The AI hot working robot, called Goknuri, is being used to shape steel plates into curved ones at the aft and stern of hulls under construction at DSME’s main yard on Geoje island.

Korea’s big three yards – DSME, Samsung Heavy and Hyundai Heavy – have all been automating the shipbuilding process over the last five years.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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