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March 20, 2018

Tech firms eye construction sites: ‘We need all the robots we can get'

Associated Press

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez [enlarge]
Built Robotics CEO Noah Ready-Campbell with his company’s autonomous track loader. Silicon Valley-backed startups are developing self-driving bulldozers, drones to inspect work sites and robot bricklayers.

SAN FRANCISCO — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for projects.

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