The 2022 Robotics TopList creates a holistic look at the impressive advances in the robotics sector of the Construction Technology space. BuiltWorlds is thrilled to continue to highlight some of the most cutting-edge technologies in the industry in our annual TopList.
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AUTONOMOUS HEAVY EQUIPMENT
Monarch Tractor is the world’s smartest, fully electric, autonomous tractor. Monarch Tractor is working to utilize 21st-century technology to empower farmers and generations of farmers to come. This technology enables farmers to have profitable implementation of sustainable technologies that are organic, efficient, and economically viable solutions.
Cyngyn developed DriveMod, a full-stack autonomous driving solution. It integrates with off-the-shelf sensing and computing hardware to enable industrial vehicles to perceive the world, make decisions, and take action.
Cooper Gray Robotics LLC is an Oakland, California based technology company focused on the design and engineering of heavy equipment through innovative applications of electric drive and Smart Control systems. CGR has patented inventions and a highly experienced problem solving team that allow the Company to provide unique solutions to a range of issues at this crucial takeoff stage in the automation of the construction industry.
Caterpillar Inc. is an American Fortune 100 corporation which designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets and sells machinery, engines, financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. It is the world's largest construction equipment manufacturer.
Promise Robotics is a VC-backed technology startup with a mission to enable the construction industry to harness AI industrialized robotics towards the production of more affordable and sustainable buildings. Promise Robotics provides complete enterprise industrial robotic production systems for digital manufacturing and assembly of highly efficient and sustainable buildings.
Rebartek delivers prefabricated reinforcement cages to construction projects. The robotic manufacturing process enables deliverance of high-quality rebar cages on short notice. Offers RaaS (Rebar-as-a-Service)
Rugged Robotics is an early stage, construction technology start-up aimed at improving labor productivity through the introduction of robotics and automation. They offer hardware enabled solutions to real world problems and are developing a portfolio of robotic platforms for use on commercial construction sites.
Dusty Robotics robot lays out the site quickly and accurately within 1/16" tolerance. Real-time digital records are uploaded to the cloud, closing the loop between the model and the field.
Civ Robotics is a construction tech startup aiming to revolutionize land surveying. Laying out coordinates has never been so simple and efficient thanks to our cutting edge robotics mechanism and intuitive mission planner that ensures sub-inch accuracy of our markings.
ICT Tracker is a mobile app utilizing AR technology to replace manual and inaccurate methods or expensive 3D scanning systems by digitizing the collection of data on-site. Comparing the actual 3D model on a tablet against as-built systems onsite gives contractors real-time data to track, measure, and improve project productivity. The customer now has immediate access to installation and labor data through Field Productivity that was not easily captured through other more manual means.
INTSITE employs AI and Deep Learning to optimize and automate the machinery at the center of a worksite, transforming the performance of industries focused on heavy machinery, amongst construction & mining.
Founded in 2017, in Haifa, Israel, INTSITE boasts a team of exceptional algorithm developers, industry experts, and specialists from various technological fields. Originally developed as a guidance system and smart dashboard for construction cranes, INTSITE’s technology has rapidly expanded to other industries, where the experience of suboptimal heavy machine usage creates similar challenges to both efficiency and profitability.
Gecko Robotics makes inspection robots for industrial services, starting with inspections. The technology and services perform safe, fast, and accurate inspections on civilizations' most critical infrastructure. Gecko’s wall climbing robots and inspection teams perform non-destructive testing for clients across the globe.
VirtualAPT is the only company that uses proprietary autonomous robots to produce fully interactive 360° tours for enterprise clients in the real estate, hospitality, and retail sectors. The tours faithfully recreate the in-person experience, dramatically increasing revenue and reducing vacancies. Experiences can be viewed on a flat-screen or via VR headset.
Boston Dynamic's Spot, an agile mobile robot, inspects progress on construction sites, creates digital twins, and compares as-built conditions to Building Information Modeling (BIM) autonomously.
Upgrades to spot include 5G connectivity, color vision, and the ability to complete certain tasks autonomously.Boston Dynamic's Spot, an agile mobile robot, inspects progress on construction sites, creates digital twins, and compares as-built conditions to Building Information Modeling (BIM) autonomously.
Upgrades to spot include 5G connectivity, color vision, and the ability to complete certain tasks autonomously.
COMPONENT 3D PRINTING
Soliquid is a startup specialized in large scale 3D printing for Architecture / Engineering / Construction and Design industries. Launched in Paris in 2018, Soliquid is developing a unique large scale 3D printing process in suspension in a gel matrix. This process enables freeform printing (without support use) and material saving (thus answering challenges raised by existing additive manufacturing techniques).
Siemens has developed SiSpis, a line of robotic spiders equipped with a 3D printing arm as well as onboard cameras and a laser scanner to interpret their immediate environment. These autonomous roving printers are able to work collaboratively to cover complex geometries in an efficient manner.
Xometry combines manufacturing and technology to provide access to instant pricing, expected lead time and manufacturability feedback on custom parts for engineers and designers across the U.S. The online quoting portal and nationwide network of hundreds of partner manufacturing facilities guarantees consistently fast lead times while offering a broad array of capabilities, including CNC Machining, 3D Printing, Injection Molding, Sheet Metal and Casting.
Materialise OnSite is one of the largest 3D printers in the world with the ability to print full color, scaled prints of architectural designs.
Bigrep creates forms and moldings to recreate complex shapes which it ships to a jobsite for casting and installation.
CyBe is a tech company for the construction industry, redefining traditional approaches through far-reaching automation and digitalisation. This is enhanced through enabling 3D concrete printing and parametric design tools which are made accessible for all clients. We develop and sell hardware such as 3D printers, fast setting sustainable material, as well as software to simplify the complex building processes. Part of our mission is to guide the industry through education, certification and business development.
STRUCTURAL 3D PRINTING
XtreeE developed advanced large-scale 3D printing technology for the architectural design, engineering and construction sector. XtreeE offers 2 types of services: XtreeE | Access – help our clients discover and quantify the benefits of large-scale 3D printing, through collaborative design and large-scale prototype manufacturing; XtreeE | Systems– rent large-scale 3D printing systems.
Genesis Dimensions introduces a new way of building structures. Genesis automated construction using macro 3D printing, robotics and green materials. Utilizing robotics to construct layer-by-layer walls and ceilings we create a far stronger, safer, and more economical.
Complete turnkey solution for on-site production of 3D-printed structures. Additive manufacturing coupled with a robust, cost-effective, and mobile hydraulic machine. Constructions-3D's construction printer is the largest on-site printer on the market.
Contour Crafting developed layered fabrication technology for 3D printing applications. Contour Crafting technology has great potential for automating the construction of whole structures.
D-Shape is a method of digital construction that uses a binder jetting 3D printer for architecture. D-Shape materializes buildings or building blocks directly from your computer via a process of alternating layers of granular material and writing on them with an appropriate ‘Ink Binder’ that turns the granular material into a shape.
Diamond Age’s Factory in the Field is a Robotics-as-a-Service system that brings automation to the construction site to back fill the massive labor shortage in the home construction industry.
Azure Printed Homes is fundamentally changing the construction industry by leveraging 3D printing technology using polymers to prefab modern backyard offices, ADUs and homes 70% faster and 30% less expensive than existing construction methods. Azure will be the first to 3D-print complete structures using recycled plastic materials to create zero-emission prefab homes.
Black Buffalo 3D
Black Buffalo 3D utilizes in-house (Nexcon 3D) printers to complete modular residential construction projects that can be extended on the X, Y, and Z axes.
Qorox develoepd 3D printers utilized to create landscaping walls, public seating, and other similar features.