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Construction Robotics News

Success for the Small Robot Company with £1.2 million Crowdcube campaign

Success for the Small Robot Company with £1.2 million Crowdcube campaign Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced that it has raised £1.2 million on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding platform. It reached its initial funding target of £500,000 within minutes of its launch thanks largely to support from the farming community. …

Continental’s vision combines autonomous shuttles and delivery robots

Continental’s vision combines autonomous shuttles and delivery robots The technology company Continental steadily pushes the boundaries of autonomous vehicle technology, exploring new use cases and advancements every day. At CES 2019, Continental will exhibit how a autonomous shuttles could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer …

New Brokk 170 offers 15 percent more power in compact build

New Brokk 170 offers 15 percent more power in compact build Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, introduces the Brokk 170. With SmartPowerTM — the company’s signature intelligent power management system — the new machine offers 15 percent more power than its predecessor, the Brokk 160, but retains the same compact dimensions. …

Sarcos overcomes major obstacle to deployment of full-body, powered industrial exoskeletons

Sarcos overcomes major obstacle to deployment of full-body, powered industrial exoskeletons Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, today announced a number of significant technology advancements for its highly anticipated Guardianä XO Max full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system. …

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot The Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has announced the official unveiling of its Harry digital planting robot at Agri-Tech East’s REAP 2018 Conference in Cambridge. Just one year on since Small Robot Company first previewed its ‘Farming as a Service’ model …

MIT researches Syncells – mass produced cell sized robots

MIT researches Syncells – mass produced cell sized robots Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to …

MIT model helps robots navigate more like humans do

MIT model helps robots navigate more like humans do When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate the space safely without thinking too much. They can learn from the behavior of others and note any obstacles to avoid. Robots, on the other hand, struggle with such navigational concepts. MIT …

Sarcos Robotics raises US$30 Million in funding

Sarcos Robotics raises US$30 Million in funding Sarcos® Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace, humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, today announced that it has secured $30 million in Series B funding from a consortium of investors co-led by DIG Investment and Alex. Brown. Each …

Brokk introduced four Next-Generation Demolition Machines at INTERMAT

Brokk introduced four Next-Generation Demolition Machines at INTERMAT Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, launched four new machines during INTERMAT Paris 2018. The new models include: the Brokk 170, Brokk 200, Brokk 300 and the green diesel Brokk 520D machines. Each of the four models comes equipped with Brokk’s signature SmartConcept™ technology. …

MIT cell-sized robots can sense environment as they flow through pipelines

MIT cell-sized robots can sense environment as they flow through pipelines Researchers at MIT have created what may be the smallest cell-sized robots yet that can sense their environment, store data, and even carry out computational tasks. These devices, which are about the size of a human egg cell, consist of tiny electronic circuits made …

Small Robot Company crowdfunds £50,000 to transform farming

Small Robot Company crowdfunds £50,000 to transform farming The Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced it has successfully raised £50,000 with its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The company harnesses the power and precision of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the way that food is produced and minimise chemical …

Small Robot Company a finalist in Tech4Good Awards for sustainable farming robotics

Small Robot Company a finalist in Tech4Good Awards for sustainable farming robotics Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced that it is a finalist for the prestigious AgilityNet Tech4Good Awards. The company harnesses the power and precision of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the way that food is …

The top five technologies to make construction safer

The top five technologies to make construction safer As one of the most hazardous industries in the world, it’s no surprise that construction workers need to take care every day on the job. The complex nature of construction sites means they can be a health and safety nightmare – electricity cables, moving objects, working at …

TyBot and Brayman Construction selected as national finalist for 2018 Innovation Award

TyBot and Brayman Construction selected as national finalist for 2018 Innovation Award The TyBot / Brayman team was recently selected as a Top 3 National Finalist for the inaugural 2018 Innovation Award presented by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). As finalists, the team will present at the AGC Centennial Celebration in Washington D.C. …

Robotic process automation, AI and biometrics to drive digital change in transport

Robotic process automation, AI and biometrics to drive digital change in transport 6-in-10 transport leaders believe technology is key to helping Britain overcome the socioeconomic issues it faces today, according to Fujitsu’s Technology in a Transforming Britain. The findings highlight the industry’s belief that technology is central to its future success; 87 percent believe technology …

One in three fear their job will be replaced by a robot

One in three fear their job will be replaced by a robot A new report from Mercedes-Benz Vans, released today during National Careers Week, has highlighted a potential skills crisis that could create ‘business gridlock’; almost one in five van drivers, owners and operators are so concerned about skills shortages, they fear it could prevent …

Volkswagen looks at safe spaces for robots

Volkswagen looks at safe spaces for robots An industrial robot is moving, we see a pattern of lights with green, yellow and red areas. Group employee Karl-Heinz Häfner moves confidently towards the robot, he is still in the green zone. As soon as he enters the first yellow area with his foot, the robot slows …

Self driving delivery vehicles set to transform local commerce

Self driving delivery vehicles set to transform local commerce Leading autonomous car developers have formed their own company, called Nuro, and have debuted a self-driving vehicle designed to transform local commerce. Nuro’s fully autonomous vehicle reshapes the cost structure of goods transportation, creating a powerful platform for a variety of everyday goods and services. Nuro …

Will Toyota’s T-HR3 Humanoid Robot be coming to your construction site?

Will Toyota’s T-HR3 Humanoid Robot be coming to your construction site? Remote, safe, smooth operation of T-HR3 Humanoid Robot enabled through new, advanced Torque Servo Module and Master Manoeuvring System. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, …

DXR Struck Gold in Columbia!

DXR Struck Gold in Columbia! In a remote part of Colombia, surrounded by muddy waters and dense, humid jungle, there is an area full of tunnels into the Earth. These tunnels are owned by Operadora Minera S.A.S. and it is in these tunnels that 3.5 tons of gold are hauled out of per year. With …

Ex-Google engineer starts Built Robotics to disrupt construction

Ex-Google engineer starts Built Robotics to disrupt construction News about self-driving vehicles and automated flying taxi’s keep hitting the headlines and is now set to revolutionise the construction industry. Building on his experience working on self-driving cars at Google, Noah Ready-Campbell, the CEO and founder of Built Robotics has struck out on his own to …

Fastbrick Robotics wins national Innovation Awards in Australia

Fastbrick Robotics wins national Innovation Awards in Australia Australian robotic technology company Fastbrick Robotics Limited has received two National Innovation Awards at Australia’s premier innovation awards event. The iAwards were held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 30 August 2017 where Fastbrick was announced as the winner of the “Industrial and Primary …

Mabey puts cutting-edge robotics to work

Mabey puts cutting-edge robotics to work Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has put its new robots to work at its Mabey Bridge site in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Forming one complete cell, the new robots support the manufacture of the Mabey Compact 200 (C200) – the world’s most widely used modular steel bridge. Investing £2.6m …

Human free construction sites by 2050? Balfour Beatty imagines our digital future

Human free construction sites by 2050? Balfour Beatty imagines our digital future Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has published a paper – Innovation 2050: A Digital Future for the Infrastructure Industry – where the construction site of 2050 will be in stark contrast to what we see today – it will be human-free with …

Aquajet introduces the powerful Aqua Cutter 710V robot for heavy-duty hydro-demolition

Aquajet introduces the powerful Aqua Cutter 710V robot for heavy-duty hydro-demolition Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydro-demolition machine manufacturing, introduces its farthest-reaching unit, the Aqua Cutter 710V hydro-demolition robot. It’s the largest of its kind and offers exceptional horizontal, vertical and overhead reach — as high as 23 feet. The 710V comes equipped with …

Aquajet Systems introduces the World’s smallest Hydrodemolition Robot

Aquajet Systems introduces the World’s smallest Hydrodemolition Robot Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydrodemolition machine manufacturing recently acquired by Brokk AB, introduces the world’s smallest hydrodemolition robot, the Aqua Cutter 410V. The model combines the compact size of the Aqua Cutter 410A and the innovative mast system of the Aqua Cutter 710V, giving …

Brokk introduces powerful Brokk 500 Demolition Machine

Brokk introduces powerful Brokk 500 Demolition Robot Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, introduces the new Brokk 500, which features 40 percent more demolition power than the Brokk 400 as well as the Brokk SmartPower™ electrical system, a more powerful breaker, extended reach and industry-leading serviceability. As well as adding a portion of good …

ASTEC introduces Silobot™ hot-mix silo robot inspection service

ASTEC introduces Silobot™ hot-mix silo robot inspection service ASTEC has introduced the Silobot inspection service. The Silobot is an amazing new hi-tech tool that the Astec, Inc. Parts Department will use to do thorough visual inspection and metal thickness testing inside hot mix storage silos. The remote control capabilities of the Silobot inspection device keep workers out …