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5 Reasons to Add a Robot Dog to Your Construction Crew

Autonomous robots have become a reality in the construction industry. One great example is Trimble’s robotic dog, affectionately known as Spot, which combines Boston Dynamic’s world-leading robotic technology with Trimble’s X7 scanner.

But should you consider a robotic dog for your construction operation?

Here are some of the reasons why a robotic dog might make sense as your next crew member:

1. Save on labour costs through automation
A robotic dog is a tireless worker on the construction site, taking progress scans, conducting as-built analysis and doing quality checks. By automating or eliminating labour-intensive tasks, you’ll save on labour costs and reduce the headaches of trying to find skilled workers.

2. Reduce costly rework
Good data is one of the keys to avoiding expensive rework. The data gathered by the robot can be used to produce a highly accurate BIM model, which allows you to identify and eliminate potential issues before they snowball into bigger problems.

3. Minimize the unexpected challenges of commercial remodeling and adaptive reuse projects
Commercial remodeling and adaptive re-use are growing trends driven by a number of factors, including the COVID pandemic. These retrofitting projects come with a few unique challenges, such as missing documentation and a frequent mismatch between blueprints and reality. Robotic dogs help you document the as-built environment on these projects to know what you’re getting into and avoid hidden, costly surprises.

4. Accelerate project timelines with continuous documentation
A robotic dog – particularly one equipped with a top-of-the-line 3D laser scanner – helps you quickly and reliably collect large amounts of project data, making it available in real time. This reduces data bottlenecks to ensure your projects are delivered in a timely way.

5. Keep your workers safer
One great benefit of robot dogs is that they take on those dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs that can pose challenges for crew safety. Robots can work longer hours and venture into dangerous areas that your crew can’t.

And one bonus reason: they are super cool! Your crew and customers will love it.

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Learn more about how a robotic dog can benefit your construction operation. Watch a video, or request a demo to get started.

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