Piaggio Fast Forward and Trimble Announce Proof–of-Concept Collaboration to Utilize Proprietary Smart Following Technology
Joshua Sadlock posted on April 21, 2021 |
Piaggio Fast Forward and Trimble are deploying dynamic following technology for robots that could he…
Smart following technology by Piaggio Fast Forward, linked to Trimble robots, could unlock tremendous value for the construction industry. (Image courtesy of Trimble)
Robots have revolutionized the manufacturing industry, drastically reducing the number of humans performing repetitive and dangerous tasks. Manufacturing has become exponentially more efficient and safe for workers, driving up profit margins and lowering costs for finished goods. Of course, there are negative externalities like lost jobs that come with so many manufacturing jobs being taken over by robots, but as a whole, the introduction of robotics and automation has been a net positive for people all over the world.
While manufacturing floors have become the domain of robots, construction sites remain largely human-oriented. Construction sites, unlike factory floors, are dynamic, ever-changing and extremely busy. This has proven challenging for the full-scale rollout of robotic construction assistants, but Piaggio Fast Forward and Trimble are making progress on a new technology that will create more opportunities to utilize robots in construction, mining, logistics, or farming.
Piaggio Fast Forward’s research to date…