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How Autonomous Robots Are Changing Construction

“The 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.”

Construction Workers Embrace the Robots That Do Their Jobs

The 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.

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?

How Robots Are Changing the Construction Industry

Few companies are trying anything as ambitious as San Francisco startup Built Robotics. It sells autonomous technology for bulldozers and other heavy equipment. The tech can enable a Caterpillar tractor, among others, to move dirt and lift pallets of wood—all without anyone in the cab.

Hot Construction Tech Startups Raising Venture Funding

With 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.

This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction

In this dusty arena, a startup called Built Robotics is testing what it thinks is the future of construction: the autonomous track loader.

Built Robotics Raises $33M for Its Self-driving Construction Equipment

With the construction industry facing a global labor shortage, Built’s aim is to allow one equipment operator to oversee a fleet of vehicles working autonomously in parallel, hopping in the cab only for tasks the machine can’t handle.

Next Up in Driverless Vehicles: Autonomous Excavators

A 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.

Self-Guiding Bulldozers, Mining Trucks Build in Worker Safety

Built 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.

This Company Turns Old Excavators and Bulldozers into Smart Machines

Built doesn’t make new construction equipment. Rather, it makes equipment that turns current construction equipment like excavators and bulldozers into smart machines. A Built robotics kit supplies an excavator with tools like Wi-Fi, lidar, and GPS.

Watch This Autonomous Bulldozer Excavate Dirt without a Human Operator

We have self-driving cars, self-driving trucks, self-driving boats, and self-driving buses, so it was only a matter of time before we got self-driving bulldozers.

Construction is as Far from a Silicon Valley Darling as You Can Get — and That’s Why It’s Ready for Automation.

Construction technology may seem like the opposite of a traditional Silicon Valley sweetheart, but a new startup views it as untapped potential.

Built Is a New Startup Changing the Construction Industry

Built 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.

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 Robotics is piloting autonomous construction vehicles, starting with track loaders for excavation.

Mortenson Reaches Agreement to Deploy Fully Autonomous Equipment

In 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.

Built Robotics Brings Full Autonomy to Dozers, Excavators with Aftermarket Kit

Developed 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.

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.

Autonomous Vehicles May Become More Common at Construction Sites Than on Roads

San 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.

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