Cobots Are Coming
Cobots in the Construction industry?
A cobot, or collaborative robot, is a form of automation intended for direct human robot interaction within a shared space, or where humans and robots are in proximity. Cobot applications contrast with traditional industrial robot applications in which robots are isolated from human contact. In most industrial applications of cobots today, the cobot and human worker share the same space but complete tasks independently or sequentially.
Robots have proven to make construction safer by handling large and heavy loads, working in unsafe spaces and enabling new, safer methods of construction. Using robots for the repetitive and dangerous tasks that people increasingly don’t want to do means automation can help support the industry’s labor and skills crisis and make construction careers more appealing to young people.