Robotic Technology Transforms the Construction Industry by Enhancing Safer Operating Environments
The construction industry historically represents a large chunk of the United States gross domestic product (GDP), and companies have started investing in automation and robotic technology to gain an advantage over the competition. This is welcome news, given that the construction industry is growing. Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2016 Construction Outlook report predicted 6 percent growth, with the value of construction starts reaching an estimated $712 billion. The demand for technology to facilitate efficiency and grow profits across jobsites is more present than ever, and solutions are increasingly more accessible. a United Rentals lot in San Diego, 5D RoboticsTM used its technology to load large scissor lifts onto trucks autonomously — no drivers required. It has been working to reduce the size and cost of its technology.