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“Robotics and construction” Newsletter - Side A / 16 January 2020

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Side A
Robotics and construction

Like a good old vinyl record, our newsletters will continue over two sides. Side A features analysis of a game-changing issue in the construction and infrastructure businesses. Side B offers suggested reading to delve deeper into that issue.  

This month, we explore the question of using robotics to support construction activities.



Worksite automation: is the promise about to materialise?

Heralded for many years but never becoming a reality, the robotic revolution that would put an end to delays and budget overruns on worksites could actually be just about to happen! An interview with Chloé Clair, CTO of VINCI Construction.



Benjamin Dillenburger: “It’s breakthrough time for the digitalisation of construction”

Architect and professor of Digital Building Technologies at ETH Zurich, Benjamin Dillenburger shares his vision of construction’s possible futures. Robotics, 3D printing and parametric design: we missed none of the hot topics!



In Japan, robotics and construction work side by side

To bolster the labour force needed to build the infrastructure for the 2020 Olympic Games, Japan has turned to AI and robotics. 



Our selection of innovative businesses #5

Smart analysis of waste being tested by Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet) in Toronto, a city lab for futuristic innovations soon to be built by Toyota, and Lime’s electric scooters about to disappear from 12 cities...





Innovation day – ID19 Innovation Grand Prix

A complete review of trends in digital innovation (in French).




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