Construction companies face the challenge of keeping the project on schedule. Tech companies have developed an autonomous robot that provides precise information of the construction in progress.
Fremont, CA: Constructing a building, regardless of its size, is a complicated process. Half-completed structures, stacked materials, gantries, and busy workers are challenging to track. Tech companies are taking initiatives and have designed an autonomous robot that can navigate through the construction sites and create 3D progress maps in minutes with accurate precision. Construction companies not only face challenges due to limited manpower and materials but also due to the lack of understanding of what have been done and what needs to be done. To complete a project, construction companies need specially trained workforce and equipment or specially trained equipment.
Tech companies are innovating autonomous robots that stroll through construction sites equipped with a 360-degree camera and a customer lidar system to accurately document their surroundings. An object recognition system enables the robot to distinguish between objects. As compared to the source CAD model, the robot creates an exact picture of the progress. All the information is fed to the software in the backend, where the supervisors can monitor the placement of the equipment.
The robots are not just designed to provide accurate data to the management; they are designed after considering the users. Despite all the technology involved, it is not difficult to use, and solving problems is quick and straightforward. The autonomous robots remove the manual aspect from the inspection as the simultaneous location and ranging (SLAM) tech measures from multiple points of view over time, creating a highly accurate model of the surroundings.
The robots can be autonomous or manually controlled, and simple joystick controls indicate that anyone can drive it. Additionally, companies are continually innovating to reduce the weight of the device to make transport of the robot simpler. Tracking the progress of construction is only the beginning of what can be done with these accurate and timely data. Further, several ancillary services such as health and safety, storage space on-site, and project schedule can be provided. At present, the robots facilitate finding faults and diagnosing it as quickly as possible. Over time, the data can be used to create a proactive workflow from a reactive one.