San Francisco-based startup Built Robotics, which has developed a solution that transforms heavy lifting equipment into autonomous machines, has expanded into the European market.
To promote the news, Built presented its Exosystem, and ran a real-time, live video demonstration of robotic operation at bauma last week, the world’s largest trade fair for the construction industry.
Gaurav Kikani, vice president of Business Development & Strategy at Built Robotics, said: “Demand for the Exosystem has been tremendous in the critical European market.
“By putting our autonomous solutions into the hands of contractors and skilled workers throughout Europe, Built continues to make jobsites smarter, safer, and more productive across the globe.”
Built Robotics sells a box that contains a high-powered computer, motion and angle sensors, and a laser scanner called a lidar – commonly used in self-driving cars.
Through the company’s proprietary platform, digging trenches, excavating foundations, and grading building pads can all be managed remotely.
There are also several built-in safety features, including an automatic stop button that would revert the machines back to manual mode.
Earlier this year Built Robotics secured $64m in a Series C funding round led by Tiger Global, bringing its total funding to $112m.
Image credit: Built Robotics
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