2020 has turned out to be a breakout year for construction robots. From early pioneers like Construction Robotics and Branch Technologies that presented at our Summit in 2016, the industry has seen an explosion of emerging solutions across a broad spectrum of arenas, including 3D printing on and off site, autonomous inspection (such as Boston Dynamics Spot Robot), and also specialty construction applications. News of Hyunadai Motor Group’s intent to acquire a controlling interest in Boston Scientific, valuing Boston Scientific at $1.1 Billion, as part of Hyaundai’s “Smart Mobility” strategy offers some of the strongest validation of the maturation of the construction robotics sector yet.
Out of the Lab: Construction Robots are Increasingly Making it onto Job Sites
Earlier this year, at our Projects Conference, Andrew Cameron of Hensel Phelps Construction presented on their use of Boston Dynamics “robot dog” Spot to aid in progress monitoring on the renovation of the San Francisco Airport. Beyond Spot, though, we saw
BuiltWorlds Robotics Presentations Playlist. Nine More Construction Robotics Presentations on BuiltWorlds in 2020 (and a few shorts from Youtube to round out the experience, as well):
1. Australian Robotic Bricklayer, FBR Breaks Out With “Walls As A Service”; Higher Speeds, Global Deals and Commercial Projects
8. BuiltWorlds Venture Forum Demo Drop: Rebartek Rebar Tying Robot (See Also Their short demonstration Video Below)
Represented above are just some of the presentations and session discussions around construction robotics we hosted in 2020. We have seen a host of additional products and raises in recent weeks, and we are looking forward to meeting with the entrepreneurs and other industry players and technologists behind those solutions and discussing more case studies around their applications every month at BuiltWorlds through new analyst calls, forum discussions, and demo drops. It is a fast moving segment of the industry, and, with more startups and the involvement of larger industry players and investors, we only see developments in the sector accelerating in the years to come.
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