The World’s First Autonomous Tunnel Boring Machine (A-TBM)

World's first plug and play AI system capable of driving TBMs with minimal human input

  • A plug and play system developed by in house engineers to automate key tunnel boring machine operations, allowing real-time analysis of machine data, faster response times, enhanced accuracy and productivity
  • The A-TBM was successfully deployed in 4 distinct geological formations encountered in the KVMRT SSP Line 2 tunnel drives. The autonomous system gives operators the advantage of 360° situational awareness, with better insights gained from TBM data
  • The system will now be further expanded into the constructions of Singapore’s MRT Defu Station and Australia’s Sydney Metro West tunnelling works.
  • Winner of the 2019 “Technical Product/ Equipment Innovation of the Year” award from the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA)
  • Winner of the 2019 “Innovation in Tunnel Excavation” award at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Festival 2019

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