Construction / Demolition

TrimbleRi 400x275Trimble has announced the latest addition to its portfolio of robotic total stations – the Trimble Ri. The new instrument’s flexibility and upgradeability makes high-end total station technology more accessible and sets a new scalability standard for use across the construction industry, the company said.


DEEPJueying X20 400x275China-based DEEP Robotics, which is developing quadruped robots, has announced the release of the Jueying X20 hazard detection and rescue robot dog. The Jueying X20 is designed for detection and rescue services on the complex terrain of a post-earthquake landscape, the insides of vulnerable debris buildings, tunnel traffic accidents, as well as in toxic, hypoxia, and high-density smoke environments created by chemical pollution or a natural disaster event.


SafeAI AutonomousMining400x275SafeAI, which develops autonomous solutions for heavy equipment, has announced a partnership with Obayashi to demonstrate a retrofitted Caterpillar 725 vehicle operating on a construction site in Japan. The demonstrations, which took place over a two-week period earlier this year, brought together delegates from nearly 50 organizations across the construction industry, including OEMs, general contractors, technology companies, universities, and Japanese government regulators.


IntelligentCity400x275Canada-based Intelligent City has announced raising $17 million ($22M Canadian) to apply automation and robotics to the design and manufacturing of prefabricated mass timber buildings. With the latest funding, the company has now raised $23 million, and will use the new funds to scale operations, commercialize its Platforms for Life (P4L) building solution, grow factory automation, and expand its footprint across and beyond Canada.


TeleoFunding400x275Teleo, a construction robotics company that retrofits existing construction and mining heavy equipment to turn them into semi-autonomous robots, has announced raising $12 million in Series A funding. The funding will be used to scale the deployment of their product and further invest in research and development in Teleo Supervised Autonomy technology, to address critical industry challenges around the skilled operator shortage and low productivity.


CanvasDrywallRobot400x275Construction robotics company Canvas has announced the launch of its Level 4 Targeted Spray System (L4TS), which enables customers to make drywall finishing safer and more predictable than before.


DustyRoboticsFundingSF400x275Dusty Robotics, which creates robotics for the construction industry, has announced it raised $45 million in a Series B funding round. The company said it plans to use the funds to grow its team, expand its product offerings, and accelerate manufacturing with a goal of deploying Dusty products on all construction sites in the U.S.


CybernetixVentures400x275Cybernetix Ventures, an independent venture capital firm that invests in early-stage robotics, automation and artificial intelligence companies, has announced launching its first global fund, headquartered in Boston. 


BuiltRoboticsDigger400x275Built Robotics, which develops aftermarket autonomy systems for construction equipment, has announced raising $64 million in Series C funding. The latest round was led by Tiger Global, with participation from existing investors at NEA, Founders Fund, Fifth Wall, and Building Ventures.


DiamondAgeCentury400x275Century Communities, a national homebuilder, has teamed up with robotics company Diamond Age to build 72 homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area as part of the Century Complete Brand. The agreement kicks off the first time Century Communities will use 3D printing to construct new homes, as well as the first on-site commercial deployment for Diamond Age.


DiamondGantry400x275Diamond Age, a Phoenix-based robotics startup that is automating new home construction, has announced it raised $50 million in a Series A funding round. The company said it will use the funding to continue scaling its robotics platform and execute on its first commercial contract to build homes.


H3Dynamics Solar400x275H3 Dynamics has announced a new robots-as-a-service (RaaS) offering for autonomous solar farm monitoring, in partnership with Belgium’s Sitemark, which specializes in AI analytics.


TinyMobileRobots400x275German industrial group STIHL has announced it acquired 23.8% of Danish robotics company TinyMobileRobots, which uses GPS to autonomously mark lines for sports fields around the world. STIHL said its robotic lawn mowers share a strong technical kinship with the line marking robots produced by TinyMobileRobots, which can be used in other sectors such as road construction and agriculture.


TopconGTL 1200 400x275Topcon Positioning Group, which designs and manufactures precision measurement and workflow solutions for construction, geospatial and agriculture markets, has announced the release of the GTL-1200. The new system combines the power of a robotic total station with a best-in-class laser scanner, enabling users to perform digital layout and capture high-resolution 3D scans within a single setup.


FANUC M1000iA 400x275FANUC America has announced the M-1000iA robot, which can handle heavy products such as automotive components, construction materials and battery packs for electric vehicles. The robot is its largest serial-link robot to date, with a 1,000 kg payload, a 3,253 mm horizontal reach, and 4,297 mm vertical reach. Production units are expected to ship in Q1 2022.


BobcatMoog400x275Moog Inc. has announced it partnered with Doosan Bobcat to help build the world’s first all-electric compact track loader. The Bobcat T7X, which does not use hydraulic parts or oil, is a zero-emission and all-electric machine with the power and performance of a diesel hydraulic machine but without the noise, emissions and hydraulic leaks. The system is also built with the expectation of adding autonomous features down the road, the companies said.


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