Built Robotics Raises Another $64M to Make Construction Equipment AutonomousIf you’re still wrapping your head around the idea of self-driving cars, get ready for something that might seem even wilder: self-driving construction equipment exists, and it’s already out there digging away on job sites.
Built Robotics Raises $64M to Transform Excavators into RobotsThe company business model is such that it does not charge a large upfront capital cost. Installation and training are included in a monthly rental fee and hourly wage, which makes it more approachable even for a small or mid-sized contractor
Built Robotics Digs Up $64M for Construction Vehicle Autonomy KitsBuilt creates an autonomy retrofit kit for excavators called Exosystem. Once installed, Exosystem turns almost any manually-operated excavator into an autonomous robot.
Self-Guiding Bulldozers, Mining Trucks Build in Worker SafetyBuilt Robotics specializes in creating guidance systems and software that are mounted on the equipment and wired into the machine’s electronic controls. Within a year, Built Robotics-equipped machines could be available to contractors working on a small project who might need a machine for just a day.
It’s 2020: Where Are All The Robots?
If you’re like many people, you’re wondering when robots will be part of your everyday life. In reality, robots are already working in many places at home and work. How do we identify what a robot is, what everyday machines are actually robots, and where will robots be most helpful in the future?
Construction Workers Embrace the Robots That Do Their JobsThe IUOE’s new robotic excavator is the result of an unusual partnership with Built Robotics, a San Francisco startup that sells a box that can enable a backhoe or bulldozer to pilot itself for some tasks. It contains a high-powered computer, motion and angle sensors, and a laser scanner called a LiDAR commonly used in self-driving cars.
Autonomous Vehicles May Become More Common at Construction Sites Than on RoadsSan Francisco-based Built Robotics is among the first to roll out autonomous construction vehicles at construction sites. The company has three track loaders that can dig, move and grade materials all on their own.
Could This New Tech Help Us Build More Houses?San Francisco-based Built Robotics says its autonomous track loader, which has been leveling ground at Bay Area construction sites since last fall, will be a safer, more efficient alternative to using human drivers — and the company plans to expand its technology to other heavy machinery.
Built Robotics Brings Full Autonomy to Dozers, Excavators with Aftermarket KitDeveloped as an answer to the worsening shortage of skilled equipment operators in the U.S., Built is bringing full machine autonomy to bulldozers and excavators.
Mortenson Reaches Agreement to Deploy Fully Autonomous EquipmentIn a bid to speed work on projects in remote sites and cope with labor shortages, Mortenson has announced an agreement with tech start-up Built Robotics to expand the contractor’s deployments of fully autonomous construction equipment on renewable energy projects.
Startups Pivot to AVS for Farming, Shipping, and More‘Constrained autonomy’ is an under-explored but potentially massive opportunity. Expect more entrepreneurs and investors to take notice.
Built Is a New Startup Changing the Construction IndustryBuilt Robotics is a new startup that’s bringing autonomy to the construction industry. They added sensors and trackers capable of withstanding the vibrations and shock of moving around earth.
Construction Is as Far From a Silicon Valley Darling as You Can Get—and That’s Why It’s Ready for AutomationConstruction technology may seem like the opposite of a traditional Silicon Valley sweetheart, but a new startup views it as untapped potential.
This Company Turns Old Excavators and Bulldozers into Smart MachinesBy 2030, analysts estimate that the global construction industry will be worth $8 trillion, with that growth being driven by the U.S., India, and China. Amidst the building rush, however, there has been a shortage of skilled workers.
Watch This Autonomous Bulldozer Excavate Dirt without a Human OperatorBuilt Robotics is a new company coming out of stealth today that aims to disrupt the $130 billion excavation industry with its fleet of autonomous earth movers. Rather than sit in the dusty cab all day, operators can program the coordinates for the size hole that needs digging, then stand off to the side and watch the vehicle do all the work.
Next Up in Driverless Vehicles: Autonomous ExcavatorsA startup called Built Robotics, founded by an ex-Google engineer and currently backed by $15 million of venture capital, has announced that it’s currently building a robotic tractor that digs and moves earth.
Built Robotics Raises $33M for Its Self-driving Construction Equipment
The round is lead by Next47 (the investment arm of the European mega company Siemens), along with Building Ventures and previous investors Founders Fund, Presidio Ventures, Lemnos and NEA. As part of the deal, Next47’s T.J. Rylander will be joining Built’s board of directors.
This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt ConstructionIn this dusty arena, a startup called Built Robotics is testing what it thinks is the future of construction: the autonomous track loader.
Hot Construction Tech Startups Raising Venture FundingWith proptech funding booming and experts predicting that housing prices will continue to rise in the 2020s, a new slew of construction technology — or contech, for short — startups have emerged that are aiming to make building cheaper, easier, and safer.
How Autonomous Robots Are Changing ConstructionThe way we build today is largely unchanged from the way we used to build 50 years ago,” said Gaurav Kikani, vice president of Built Robotics. “Within two years, I think we’re really going to turn the corner, and you’re going to see an explosion of robotics being used on construction sites.