The construction sector is huge, but famously stubborn in its adoption of new technology. That is changing as advances in construction automation continue apace… including the development of construction robotics solutions. Challenges remain, but they are being addressed.
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Currently, commercial drone usage primarily contained to energy, construction, and agriculture.
The use of drones in construction is expected to rise, particularly as surveyors, builders, realtors, and insurers apply new techniques such as AR and VR for gathering and understanding data.
Improved efficiency, collaboration features and artificial intelligence can help construction projects improve manual processes and address a labor shortage.
Companies that use commercial drones in the air and underground earned big investments in recent weeks.
Language barriers and culture limitations could be eased through the use of ‘robot ambassadors’; construction robots disrupt labor force in some countries while helping others facing shortage of human workers.
Surgical funding, software development, and educational robots were some of the highlights of the past week’s automation transactions.