Monthly Archives: September 2016

Meet SAM: the Automated Bricklaying Robot | CEO Tech Forum 2016

How can robotics overcome the challenges that construction workers face in the field? Scott Peters, President of Construction Robotics, showcases the multitude of benefits behind their semi-automated bricklaying robot, SAM.

The Construction Business Goes Digital

 Cost and schedule blowouts are the norm in construction. Large projects typically take 20% longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80% over budget, according to a study by McKinsey & Co. Read More

Robots on the Jobsite Advancing in Construction

Engineering News-Record March 5, 2014

On a sunny day late last December on the track of the Homestead Miami Speedway in Florida, humanoid robots representing 16 teams from around the world opened doors, turned valves, cut through walls, struggled to climb ladders and drove all-terrain vehicles.

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Robots: Coming Soon To A Construction Site Near You

CDCNews February 28, 2014

Imagine walking onto a construction site in the near future to find a team of robots doing site grading and site layout or laying a brick wall or even assembling scaffolding trusses.  You may think the scene I just described is straight out of a sci-fi flick or a story by Isaac Asimov or Ray Bradbury, but advances in robotic technology are quickly making it a reality. In fact, depending on the type of work you do, you might already be using robots at the construction site. Robotic heat welders and remote controlled demolition robots have been commercially available for a number of years.

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Bricklaying robot may revolutionize masonry

Rochester Business Journal December 27, 2013

Scott Peters is optimistic that his company will help bring automation to the construction industry.

Peters, 35, is vice president of engineering, owner and technical lead for Construction Robotics LLC of Victor. The company, which employs eight people, began in 2007 with the goal of bringing robotic automation and other advanced technologies to the construction industry.

“You don’t see a lot of new technology in the construction business,” Peters says…. Read more

Startup Automates Ancient Craft of Masonry

Construction Robotics, a startup based out of Victor, New York, has spent six years and about $900K in SBIR grant money on developing a robotic brick-laying system to work alongside human masons.

SAM (Semi-Autonomous Masonry System), assists on construction sites by lifting and placing bricks for masons who will operate and follow behind the system to tool joints and ensure overall wall quality…. Read more

Robots, drones, and printed buildings: The promise of automated construction

Building Design & Construction February 13, 2014

Someday Building Teams may look back on today’s construction methods and wonder how we ever got along in those dark ages before bricklaying robots and self-assembling buildings. Or maybe that day is today.

A look at construction technologies in development suggests a near-term revolution in how we build and operate our facilities. A few of these seemingly futuristic technologies are already commercially available and in use today, including 3D printing, unmanned drone aircraft, and robotic construction systems. Read more

Bricklaying robot on the job in Victor

SAM has just started working on a new job as a mason, but it’s attracting lots of attention. SAM, short for semi-automated mason, is a robot that can lay as many as 3,000 bricks a day, about five times as many as a man or woman, according to its inventors…. Read More