John Deere Launches Electric Excavator, Precision Planter
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John Deere Launches Electric Excavator, Precision Planter

John Deere recently announced two new technologies aimed at helping agricultural operations and construction crews become more productive, profitable, and sustainable. The ExactShot planter and electric excavator were announced recently at CES 2023. ExactShot lets farmers reduce the amount of starter fertilizer needed during planting by more than 60%, John Deere said. The technology uses…

FulcrumAir Uses Heavy-Lift Drone to Construct Powerlines
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FulcrumAir Uses Heavy-Lift Drone to Construct Powerlines

Canada’s FulcrumAir, which develops heavy-lift unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and aerial robotic devices, has announced it is offering slinging operations to assist in powerline construction and maintenance with its E7500 system. The company said work was recently done with K-Line Line Maintenance and Construction on a 138KV line being reconstructed for one of the leading…

A 3D Printer Named Max ARCS Now Recognized Nationally as a Builder
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A 3D Printer Named Max ARCS Now Recognized Nationally as a Builder

SQ4D’s 3D printer Max ARCS has been formally inducted into the Long Island Builders Institute, marking a first of its kind for a construction 3D printing company to be peer-recognized as a builder. As a leader in the construction technology space, SQ4D has developed its patent-pending ARCS (Autonomous Robotic Construction System) technology to robotically build…

Stereolabs Launches 3D Camera Optimized for Outdoor Robots
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Stereolabs Launches 3D Camera Optimized for Outdoor Robots

December 7, 2022 Stereolabs, which develops 3D computer vision systems, has announced the launch of the ZED-X, a stereo camera specifically designed for robotic navigation and process automation in indoor and outdoor environments. The company said one of the most difficult problems for autonomous robots is how to safely navigate complex environments. Traditional navigation systems…

DroneDeploy to Acquire StructionSite for Construction Data Capture
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DroneDeploy to Acquire StructionSite for Construction Data Capture

DroneDeploy has announced it entered into an agreement to acquire StructionSite, a provider of ground reality capture for the construction industry. The combined company will unify two solutions for aerial and ground capture of data into one complete platform for the construction and energy industries to deploy aerial drones, ground robots and handheld 360-degree cameras to document their sites.

 

China’s DEEP Robotics Launches Rescue Robot Dog System
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China’s DEEP Robotics Launches Rescue Robot Dog System

China-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 Demonstrates Autonomous Construction Vehicle in Japan
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SafeAI Demonstrates Autonomous Construction Vehicle in Japan

SafeAI, 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.

 

Intelligent City Raises $17M to Automate Urban Housing Construction
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Intelligent City Raises $17M to Automate Urban Housing Construction

Canada-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.

 

Teleo Raises $12M to Add Semi-Autonomy to Construction, Mining Equipment
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Teleo Raises $12M to Add Semi-Autonomy to Construction, Mining Equipment

Teleo, 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.

 

Dusty Robotics Raises $45M to Reduce Construction Errors
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Dusty Robotics Raises $45M to Reduce Construction Errors

Dusty 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.

 

Built Robotics Raises $64M to Give Autonomy to Construction Equipment
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Built Robotics Raises $64M to Give Autonomy to Construction Equipment

Built 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.

 

Homebuilder teams with Diamond Age to Build 72 Robot-Printed Homes
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Homebuilder teams with Diamond Age to Build 72 Robot-Printed Homes

Century 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.