Jan 25, 2024
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey looks at the role of robotics in construction with DPR Construction robotics lead Henning Roedel and Rogers-O’Brien Construction chief innovation officer Todd Wynne from the World of Concrete conference in Las Vegas.
Wynne and Roedel spoke to the many ways the construction industry is already utilizing robotics along with new innovations such as Hilti’s JaiBot drilling robot, which drills over the shoulder holes and spares workers injury and exposure to silica, as well as the Dusty Robotics Fieldprinter, a “Roomba with a printer” as Wynne called it that plots lines across real-world floors. They also spoke to the role of robotics in not only drawing in younger workers but also allowing older workers to work in new ways and preserve their decades of experience.
Wynne and Roedel also talked about how interest in robotics and technological innovation is rising throughout the industry as well as outside of it, as new sources of investment come to construction fueling more startups and innovation designed to automate and digitize the worksite.
We’ll be on the ground at the World of Concrete from Jan. 23 to Jan 25., and you can listen to our previous World of Concrete episode, watch our Daily Commercial News, Journal of Commerce and Construction Record Linkedin sites along with the DCN, JOC and Construction Record Podcast Twitter accounts, as well as daily Reels on our Instagram feed.
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