How Robots Will Transform Construction - 6 Observations
Construction contributes nearly 10% to India's GDP and is the second largest employer in the country, yet it is riddled with problems of Labour Shortage, Low Productivity and Inefficient Project Delivery. At Pace Robotics, we believe robotics has the potential to provide solutions to these pressing problems and are driven by a deep desire to solve them. Why do we think so? Read on to know more.
1. Get More Work Done With Available Manpower - Wherever there is a repetition of work maneuvers, robots can do the work faster and for longer durations without physical fatigue. Robots complement human skill to improve overall productivity and provide a sustainable solution to the issue of skilled labour shortage.
2. Get Consistent & Predictable Quality - Today, the quality of work depends on skill of the labour and the degree of supervision. With the help of AI and Computer Vision, Robots can assure higher quality of work and deliver the same quality every time.
3. Collect Execution Data in Real Time - In addition to the labour, who performs the task, several other resources are involved for measuring, verifying quality, tracking progress, preparing as-built drawings of the work done. Robots can collect this information simultaneously as it works and save valuable time of engineers and supervisors.
4. Eliminate Health & Safety Hazards - Most construction tasks are physically straining on the body and are at times performed in high risk environments. Robots eliminate the need for humans to perform such tasks and thus cut down on the investments in safety while providing a better and safe working environment for humans.
5. Improve Quality of Life of Construction Labour - Construction labour live a nomadic life, under appalling living conditions, with no financial security and yet has to perform the most physically demanding tasks. Use of robotics & technology can elevate their lifestyle and improve the nature of their work through adequate upskilling. They can be upgraded to operators and similar roles that are less physical yet higher paying jobs.
6. Continuous & Collective Learning - Not much knowledge transfer happens at construction sites, especially between skilled labour. Important learnings from one project are not transferred to the next one. With robots, learnings from one is transferred to every other robot within the network and collectively improves the performance of the entire industry. This process is continuous and autonomous.