The hard work of hanging, taping and finishing drywall remains one of the more physically demanding tasks in building construction. While other trades in the industry have seen tools and equipment take the strain out of work, drywall work remains largely unchanged. And contractors are well aware of this.
As wind farms proliferate in more remote onshore and offshore locations, a U.K. startup is deploying self-piloting drones to survey turbine blades and transmit data for detailed images of damage using artificial intelligence.
After a successful trial of a railcar-mounted robot to drill holes for tunnel cable racks, the MTA is putting together an open bidding process for vendors to further develop a robot drill rig for use in New York City’s subway tunnels.