(English) Humanoid Construction Robot Hangs Drywall

(English) The Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) released a short video of their new robot installing drywall. It’s still slower than an expert human, but it’s difficult not to be impressed by how precisely and carefully their robot slides the drywall off a stack, picks it up, carries it over to the wall, and then holds a Hitachi cordless driver to install it in place. In another 5 or 10 years of improvements, what will they be installing next?

(English) Safer Jobsites: Real results of VR

(English) VR apps such as the “Fall Protection Experience” can supplement (or even shorten) the classroom side of a fall protection program, and prepare trainees for the real-life training.

(English) Robot Dog Coming to a Construction Site Near You

(English) So the robots are getting better, but what can the SpotMini actually do for your construction firm? Find out more by reading our full article!

(English) Innovation Can Combat Construction Struggles

(English) New technologies of the 21st century are making their way onto the construction site, boosting workers’ efficiency and safety, while also saving businesses time, money, and waste. A SoftwareConnect survey from 2017 asked 158 construction industry professionals from small and medium-sized businesses in North America about their current and hypothetical future technology usage.

(English) Catch Flaws in Concrete Design using AR

(English) High Concrete Group, a concrete company in Pennsylvania has operated for nearly 50 years in the precast industry. Recently, High Concrete was working with an architect on a Villanova University bridge when their Augmented Reality (AR) implementation spotted a problem.

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