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Bobtrade's Best: Robotics

Alice-India Garwood
by Alice-India Garwood on December 2, 2018

It’s been a big year for Bobtrade and for the construction industry as a whole. We’ve shed a light on some of the best new construction materials, game changing skyscraper proposals and given you the opportunity to see the history of some brilliant machines. In this article we wanted to give you the lowdown on some of our absolute favourites.

This is a collection of some of Bobtrade’s favourite robots.

First up, the Guardian GT!

Equipped with seven-foot arms and the ability to bench press 1,000 Lbs of radioactive waste, this robotic genius is the latest creation of technology company Sarcos. The Guardian is all about making construction sites safer by safeguarding humans from hazardous environments and tasks.

"The Guardian GT can safeguard labourers on site."

What isn’t to love?

Guardian, construction, technology, contech, Bobtrade, materials, supplies[Photo Credit: Lifeboat]

It’s not just about safety though.

The Guardian GT can perform basic-labor tasks as well as more intricate jobs like joining and welding. It can repair equipment and even provide support in disaster zones. Believe it or not, this robotic genius can erect temporary shelters in the case of an emergency and even assists with medical evacuations.

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Next we have this beauty of a bricklayer, the Robi One.


Robi One from MBA can download drawings and accurately position components for nailing or stapling. Which is pretty clever. The time saving capabilities of this function are immense. Launched at the Offsite Construction Show in London back in October 2017 this completely automated production line will glue and apply brick slip to prefabricated elements.

robi-1, construction, technology, contech, Bobtrade, materials, supplies[Photo Credit: MBA via YouTube]

Now what about the devil in the detail?

This is the TYBot.

TyBot is a construction technology innovation from Advanced Construction Robotics. This machine ties rebar so you don’t have to!

Rebar tying is a monotonous task with some really surprising health hazards. The repetitive nature of this task has been known to cause irreparable damage to hands and arms including carpal tunnel syndrome.

Once set up the TyBot is able to work automatically and autonomously, identifying and tying intersections on its own.

TyBot, construction, technology, contech, Bobtrade, materials, supplies[Photo Credit: ACPPUBS]

"TyBot is able to work automatically and autonomously, identifying and tying intersections on its own."

Incredible!

And these are just a handful of the robots that have inspired us this year. We can’t wait to see what the world of construction technology has for us in 2019!

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AUTHOR
Alice-India Garwood

Alice-India Garwood

Content Marketing Executive at Bobtrade. Interested in design, sustainability and the history of construction. I love all things indie and theatrical.