Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Shipbuilding robots

A top shipbuilding company has licensed a commercial, real-time embedded Linux operating system for use in three robotic manufacturing devices, including two currently in production. FSMLabs says its Korean partner, RealTimeWave, helped Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) develop the robotic shipbuilding devices, which are based on RTLinuxPro.

SHI's current RTLinux Pro-based robots include a "Spider" welder, said to autonomously guide itself over a ship's membrane wall, and a pipe alignment robot. A third "Stewart-Gough Type 6-axes parallel robot" based on the real-time, commercial Linux variant is also under development.

SHI managing director Jae-Hun Kim says, "We think there will be much future growth [in the ship automation and building automation system markets], and RTLinux is a key technology for us in this area."

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Real-time Linux powers shipbuilding robots


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