Robotics in Construction Industry


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Robotics is disrupting the construction industry very rapidly. . Automation has almost taken over every industry. The phenomenon is changing the landscape of every economic sector and becoming a harbinger of efficiency. Due to the advancement in technology, automation is seeping at a rapid pace. And, thus changing the mode of operations of every industry. Against this backdrop, the construction industry is among the largest industries of the world however, it is still impervious to adopting new methods like robotics which can replace the role of the human workforce and opening the construction industry to new opportunities. To the extent the construction industry is adopting robotics, the conventional methods are seeing modifications whereas at an advanced level even replacing manual labor.

How is robotics disrupting Construction?

The foremost impact of robotics in the construction sector, we are observing, is in the form of cost reduction. Every builder or developer tries to bring about efficiency while managing the cost of real estate projects in a planned manner. Thus, on-site construction robots are replacing manual labour which is helping the project developers to channelise the budgets or wages on other aspects of construction.

The robots in the construction industry are minimizing human error and increasing efficiency on the construction sites. It is because the duration of robots is less than that of manual labour which increases efficiency without compromising on the quality.

The construction sector across the globe has started to incorporate robots that can perform the function of 3D printing. Therefore, 3D printers using BIM as input is creating complex building designs with more efficiency and reduced construction costs.

An exoskeleton is a robotic suit to enhance the performance of labour. We develop these exo-suits to enhance the efficiency of labour by giving them robotic strength. Exoskeletons assist the labor in tasks that human strength can’t perform. This technology is still in its initial phases and gives a laborer the robotic strength to perform strenuous functions.

Similarly, robots in construction are also promoting a safe environment at construction sites. The construction sites involve manual labour and labour-intensive work; thus, making construction sites more prone to injuries and health-related issues. Such unforeseen circumstances cause the work to stop intermittently resulting in project delays. 

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