When properly employed, construction robotics, autonomous machines and smart technology can improve construction site safety.
The impact of US and global labor shortages can be traced back to many factors in recent years: lack of skilled workers, COVID-related illnesses, as well as a shift in worker mentality. Employers have pushed for increased wages and benefits but are still challenged by the limit of available and willing workers. Now more than ever, companies are looking for ways to increase their product output while keeping their workers in charge and well-equipped. The construction and agricultural industries are looking into new solutions to revitalize their workforce and meet demands; one of these paths leads to automated machinery with a focus on safety and profitability.
Bay Shore Systems, a leading provider of extreme and conventional foundation drilling solutions, needed a wireless control solution for their Drill Sergeant attachment. The right remote control had to be easy to use and seamless to integrate.
Worker health and safety, higher project costs, labor shortages, and extended project timelines are top of mind for construction business owners.
FORT Robotics is featured in ForConstructionPros.com’s article on the benefits of autonomous and remote control construction equipment. Author Curt Bennink explores how advances in remote control and autonomous technologies promise to create a paradigm shift for the industry. The piece features interviews with FORT, Caterpillar, Bobcat, and Built Robotics and discusses the advantages of working from outside the cab as well as key safety considerations for remote control construction operations.
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