Senior Engineer Hiroshi Furuya of the Technology Research Institute in the Obayashi Head Office’s Technology Division gave a lecture online from Japan to the 5G Human as a Service Business Model Seminar in Taiwan in October 2020.

In his talk entitled “The Challenge of Implementing 5G Technology in Unmanned Construction,” Furuya introduced experiments in remote control of heavy equipment using Obayashi’s 5G technology. He discussed the experimental procedures and findings and gave a detailed explanation of video showing operators controlling heavy equipment from a remote control room to perform work on a work site. Those attending had plenty of questions, showing how much interest there is in this initiative.