Robotics Drive The First Autonomous Construction Equipment
By Mat Dirjish
If consumer and commercial passenger vehicles can go solo without a driver, why not construction equipment? To that wit, Built Robotics is set to showcase the USA’s first commercial autonomous construction equipment at North America’s largest construction trade show, CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 10 to 14, 2020.
Rather than start from scratch, the company’s technology transforms existing construction equipment into autonomous robots. The AI guidance systems install on existing equipment, i.e., excavators, bulldozers, tractors, skid steers, etc., from any manufacturer. Naturally, complete manual-operation capabilities remain intact.
After the modification, equipment can perform common tasks such as digging trenches, excavating foundations, and grading building pads autonomously. Personnel manage the autonomous fleet via a web-based platform. For greater illumination, visit Built Robotics.
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