Autonomous robot used on US highway project

By Andy Brown05 May 2022

An autonomous robot, the TyBOT, recently completed bulk rebar tying operations on the SH302 highway project in Winkler County, Texas, US.

The TyBOT, produced by Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR), an autonomous rebar tying robot that uses artificial intelligence to see, think, and act to self-adapt to unique jobsite designs.

Completing 101,564 ties across 69,200 square feet of bridge deck, TyBOT was essential in assisting Spartan Reinforcing, a Texas based Disadvantaged Business Enterprise specialising in turnkey solutions for reinforced concrete, as well as general contractor, Kiewit.

“I was apprehensive about using TyBOT at first, but as the project progressed I discovered it made my crew work smarter not harder,” said Samuel Lopez, General Foreman at Spartan.

With this project, Winkler County became one of the first regions to deploy modern solutions in construction.

“TyBOT augmented our crews and helped make our team more efficient. We were excited by the advantages robotic construction equipment offered us and it opened our minds to the great potential in adopting new technologies,” added Craig Wallace, CEO, Spartan Reinforcing.

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