VIDEO: Robotics in construction at the CCA conference in New Orleans
University of Waterloo civil and environmental engineering professor Carl Haas and Julie Pithers of DIRRT Environmental Solutions spoke at “The Robots are Coming” session about technological change in the construction industry at the 98th annual Canadian Construction Association conference in New Orleans.
Haas and Pithers explained that video game development has resulted in advances in sensor, processing and 3D technology which can now be applied to real world projects such as construction.
Haas also gave an overview of early work done in construction robotics, and how research gradually shifted from automating heavy equipment to making job sites more intelligent.
Haas and Pithers agree that technology has reached an inflection point, with 3D and high end number crunching resulting in a more customizable and efficient methodology for construction.
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