Thanks to advances in computer vision and perception, AI and machine learning, there have been major leaps forward in robotic and autonomous technologies. in the last two years, we've seen partnerships emerge between the makers of robotic platforms and sensor makers, opening new pathways for automated reality capture and progress tracking, as well as the potential for robots to shoulder the more hazardous or repetitive tasks in construction. This session will focus on robotic applications across a variety of industries, and what potential robots have in revolutionizing future workflows.
Exploring the Use of Autonomous Robots in Construction
David Burczyk, Trimble and Brian Ringley, Boston Dynamics
Robots in construction have the potential to enhance field-oriented workflows, reduce the amount of rework, and facilitate on-site tasks. Utilizing robots for routine tasks in hazardous environments such as construction sites can improve safety, efficiency, and data capture consistency. Through the Spot robotic platform, Trimble and Boston Dynamics announced an exclusive alliance agreement to co-develop and introduce new products and services to advance the use of robotics in the construction industry.
John Suh, Hyundai Motor Group
Ultimate mobility vehicles are vehicles that transform from four-wheeled drive to four-legged walking. It is the result of the combination of robotics and wheeled locomotion technologies. The design of these vehicles is being done at New Horizons Studio. It is a team within the R&D Division of Hyundai Motor Group. Our mission is to develop ultimate mobility vehicles for future customers who want or need to travel in difficult terrains or places inaccessible by conventional ground vehicles. This presentation will describe one of the UMV platforms in the R&D stage at New Horizons Studio and the types of applications being considered.
Session moderated by Thomas Haun, COO, Turner Mining Co.
Session format includes brief presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.