We build robotic upgrade kits for construction equipment. We use off-the-shelf sensors and equipment, and write software to make the machines operate autonomously. We currently support dozers, excavators, and skid steers, with more equipment on the way.
Our robots are equipped with a multilayer safety system to ensure 100% safe operation. Today, we have 6,000 hours of autonomous operation with a perfect safety record.
Sensors detect people, animals and other vehicles
Robot movement is confined to a specified work zone
Safety observers can remotely stop operation at any time
In 2017, McKinsey Global Institute published a startling report — labor productivity in construction has fallen 50% since 1970. While other industries have been transformed, construction has stagnated. The effect is that, adjusting for inflation, a building today costs twice as much as it did 40 years ago.
Why? The value created per dollar of labor is lower. Wages have kept pace with the rising cost of living, but we still use the same tools and methods, and still get the same amount done each day. We need a new way to build.
While productivity has been falling, demand for construction is higher than ever. Critical infrastructure needs to be maintained or rebuilt, and housing costs have skyrocketed as demand outstrips supply. But there aren’t enough qualified people to do the work.
Unfunded required infrastructure spending through 2025American Society of Civil Engineers
New families are forming faster than houses are being builtWall Street Journal
Nationwide labor shortage is “significant and widespread”Associated General Contractors
Founded in 1910, Independent is one of the largest and most successful grading contractors in California. They’re using our autonomous dozers to grade lots for new homes.
Built’s autonomous dozer is the real deal, and we’ve had it finish grade hundreds of pads so far. We see it being a force multiplier for our team, where our skilled operators take on the hardest tasks and the autonomous equipment does the more mundane work.”Eric McCoskerProject ManagerIndependent Construction Company
We’re actively deploying equipment on projects in Northern California and around the country. If you’re interested in using one of our robots on your earthmoving job, drop us a note and we’ll get back to you right away.
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