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.... Read More

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... 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... Read More

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... Read More

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,... 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... 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.... 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... Read More