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Dusty Robotics automates the drawing of plans on buildings under construction

Dusty Robotics raises $45 million for its small robot that automates the drawing of plans on buildings under construction. This task, carried out by hand, is time-consuming and prone to many errors. Hence the FieldPrinter solution, which has already won over several shipyards in the United States.

Dusty Robotics raises $45 million to continue developing its robots for the construction industry. A series B fundraiser for the start-up which claims to want to eliminate construction errors thanks to its robotic solutions. This funding round was conducted with Scale Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures, Canaan Partners, Root Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, and Cantos.

A SOLUTION ALREADY USED

With its FieldPrinter solution, the start-up founded in 2018 ensures that one of the most common irritants in construction is eliminated: incorrect chalk drawings made on buildings under construction. This process is automated with FieldPrinter: the robot itself draws floor plans on construction sites by tracing them on the ground in real size. With this end-to-end solution, which combines hardware and software, Dusty Robotics ensures to reduce the cost of construction while eliminating the errors of a time-consuming task usually carried out by hand.

Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter mobile robot automates building layout

FieldPrinter automatically detects and avoids obstacles, printing a QR Code provides instant access to construction documents and it is possible to monitor progress in real-time. Ultimately Dusty Robotics intends to provide the right information to the right people at the right time. Several dozen contractors use the FieldPrinter solution on construction sites in the United States. During the first quarter of 2022, its small robots produced construction plans for 2.3 million m².

UPCOMING JOBS

“With so little automation in the industry, it’s no wonder that 85% of projects finish over budget, directly contributing to the housing crisis,” says Tessa Lau, Founder and CEO of Dusty, in “Our robotic solutions automate manual construction workflows, increasing productivity across the industry while creating better working conditions for skilled craftsmen.”

With this financial contribution, Dusty Robotics wants to hire, expand its product line and accelerate its production. Wants to deploy its products on all construction sites in the United States.

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