Mortenson Announces Partnership with Operator-less Equipment Maker Built Robotics

In 2017, Built Robotics made headlines as they debuted their self-driving track loader on a test construction site.  Earlier this month, the company announced a formal long-term partnership with construction giant Mortenson to deploy their machines on remote sites.

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Self-Driving Track Loader Has Started Moving Dirt on its First Commercial Jobsite

Built Robotics’ Autonomous Track Loader (ATL) first made headlines late last year when it began beta tests on small test tracks in San Francisco.   The ATL is powered by a rooftop cargo carrier that is filled with electronic equipment, including Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).  LIDAR utilizes a pulsing laser in order to measure distance and range from objects around it.

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Self-Driving Track Loader Debuts on Construction Sites

It seems like every month there’s a new robot being debuted for the construction industry, with the promise of reducing costs and improving productivity and safety.  There are robots for laying brick and block, placing concrete, and even self-driving mining trucks. The most recent robot to hit the job site is Built Robotics’ Autonomous Track Loader (ATL).

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