In recent years, demand for the introduction of an ever more efficient technology to construction sites is increasing owing to a labor shortage. Against this background, the client is exploring robotic process automation of transportation, installation, and welding at a construction site as a potential solution.
To realize such automation technology, it is essential to first develop a system that can carry out positioning at a millimeter level at an indoor site with obstacles.
Therefore, the client has issued this open request globally to further accelerate R&D of the system by incorporating potential technologies and knowledge from outside the existing network, including technologies developed in different industries.
NOTES ON RESPONSE
Proposal shall have clear points and should not include confidential information. Supplemental files may be submitted in addition to the proposal.
The client will evaluate all responses with the following criteria.
- Overall scientific and technical merit
- Approach to proof of concept or performance
- Economic potential of concept
- Realism of the proposed plan (action items, timeline, roles, deliverables, cost estimation)
- Potential for proprietary position
- Respondents’ capability and related experiences
ANTICIPATED PROJECT PROCESS
After reviewing submitted proposals, the client possibly ask clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select best candidates through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute NDA with selected respondents, seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.
The client will execute necessary agreements with the selected respondents and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.