Asamasan Remote operation workshop for construction machinery in preparation for a large-scale eruption Gunma September 4, 16:01
In preparation for a large-scale eruption of Mt. Asama on the prefectural border between Gunma and Nagano, a workshop was held in Naganohara-machi, Gunma Prefecture to operate construction machinery remotely so that emergency measures could be taken safely.
Last month, Mt. Asama, where small eruptions occurred one after another, the Japan Meteorological Agency has called for continued alerts to large cinders associated with eruptions, approximately 2 km from the crater.
Approximately 70 people, including construction companies, participated in a workshop held in Naganohara-machi, which was held by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Among them, in the course of stacking concrete blocks to stop the debris flow, workers operated the controller while watching the image of the camera attached to the driver's seat of the large machine in the monitor room set up in the prefab hut. .
In the course of flattening the road surface, the machine with a roller was remotely controlled while checking the pavement status of the screen based on GPS information.
Mr. Masakazu Nagata, Director of Tonegawa Water System Sabo Office hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, said, “Since eruptions may occur in the future, we would like to utilize unmanned construction when the risk is high.” .