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BD+C

U.S. construction firms lean on technology to manage growth and weather the pandemic

November 14, 2022

Robotics took center stage at Swinerton, which last year became the first construction company with fully trained in-house operators for Dusty Robotics, and was an early adopter of that supplier’s FieldPrinter on projects in California, Texas, and Virginia.
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Cadalyst

Robots are Coming to a Construction Site Near You!

November 1, 2022

FieldPrinter’s developers designed the system to be a “drop-in replacement” for manual processes with minimal changes to construction workflows, said Tessa Lau, founder and CEO of Dusty Robotics. “We take artifacts that design teams are already producing and bring them out into the field.”
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engineering.com

Meet Dusty, the Robot that Draws Floor Plans on the Floor

October 6, 2022

Feed Dusty a BIM model and it will draw a floor plan on top of a concrete slab. Construction workers will know exactly where to put walls, doors, fixtures, equipment, etc. Anything Dusty recognizes from the BIM model can be printed on concrete to an accuracy of 1/16”. There is no measuring, no guesswork, no chalk lines.
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For Construction Pros

Innovations in Virtual Data Capture (VDC), Robotics and ERP Rolled Out By Partners at Autodesk University

September 29, 2022

“Imitation is the best form of flattery,” Lau said. “We have been in production since early 2020, and this move by HP is validation for us. The mission we have before us is to prepare contractors for increased productivity and automation. This is a huge opportunity, and there is room for multiple players.”
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Business Insider

How Construction Automation Can Keep Projects On Time And Under Budget | United States Of Automation

September 15, 2022

Who’s building the best and boldest applications of automation to reduce business complexity? In the new series “The United States of Automation,” Kiran Chetry goes in search of the robots, cobots, and creative thinkers taking advantage of state-of-the-art connectivity to reach peak automation.
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Construction Dive

6 of the year’s biggest construction technology funding rounds

June 15, 2022

The Mountain View, California-based construction robotics company closed a $45 million Series B round, Dusty Robotics . The round was led by Scale Venture Partners and joined by returning investors Baseline Ventures, Canaan Partners, Root Ventures and more.
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BuiltWorlds

2022 Robotics Top 50

June 9, 2022

Dusty Robotics robot lays out the site quickly and accurately within 1/16" tolerance. Real-time digital records are uploaded to the cloud, closing the loop between the model and the field.
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TechCrunch

Dusty's construction robots raise another $45M

May 16, 2022

Another sizable funding round for Dusty Robotics this month. The Bay Area firm announced a $45 million Series B. The round, led by Scale Venture Partners, is a quick follow-up to last June’s $16.5 million Series A, bringing its total funding up to around $69 million, and valuing it at $250 million.
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For Construction Pros

Dusty Robotics to use $45M in Series B Funding to Scale Digital Floorplan Printing

May 11, 2022

Mountain View, Calif.-based construction robotic solutions provider Dusty Robotics announced May 10 that it has closed a $45 million Series B round, bringing total funding for its FieldPrinter robotic layout robot to $68.7 million.
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Forbes

Ditch The Chalk: Tessa Lau’s Dusty Robotics Raises $45 Million To Automate Construction Plans

May 10, 2022

Dusty Robotics built an autonomous printer on wheels for construction sites. The company is now worth $250 million. When Tessa Lau was remodeling her home, she watched her contractor get down on his hands and knees with handheld tools to do the work...
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AI Magazine

Top 10 construction companies offering AI solutions

May 4, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become unavoidable for most industries, with construction being no exception. Construction is growing at a rapid pace as digitalisation continues and AI stands to deliver a number of advantages to the industry.
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Bloomberg

Robot Subscription Services Let Companies Automate on the Cheap

March 31, 2022

Robotic layout has been a dream, promising workers less hardship on the knees and joints, greater precision, faster timelines, and even exact as-builts at the end of construction. Everyone from layout crews to clients stands to benefit. So, for the past three months...
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Robotics 24/7

10 Robotics Startups Changing Different Industries Today

March 13, 2022

Dusty Robotics is making construction easier, one floor plan at a time. Its FieldPrinter robots autonomously paint floor plans at construction sites. This saves workers hours and ensures accurate placement of walls and dividers...
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Silicon Valley Business Journal

In construction and robotics, Dusty Robotics CEO Tessa Lau says to 'stand your ground and have a seat'

March 4, 2022

"I'm used to being the only female or the only female person of color in the room... I don't let it faze me," Lau said. "What I find in construction is that if you have a reason to be there, you can stand your ground and have a seat at the table."
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GLY

GLY + Dusty—our latest robot partnership

November 16, 2021

Robotic layout has been a dream, promising workers less hardship on the knees and joints, greater precision, faster timelines, and even exact as-builts at the end of construction. Everyone from layout crews to clients stands to benefit. So, for the past three months...
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Constructed Futures

Tessa Lau BIM Driven Robotic Construction Layouts with Dusty Robotics

November 10, 2021

How will robotics impact construction? One answer is by choosing tasks that are narrow, useful and loaded with details - like drawing layouts. Dusty Robotics chose this starting point because it is perfect for a robot - Tessa Lau, CEO of Dusty, explains why, and how the team chose layouts. Tessa's explanation of their decision process is a masterclass in what robots...
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Construction Dive

Swinerton VP: Construction tech just another tool for workers to wield

November 3, 2021

That accuracy is key, Pearl said. The layout is already a labor intensive process, requiring moving and bending over, which can cause strain. On top of that, a small, understandable bit of human error can have "devastating" effects down the line.
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DPR

DPR and Dusty Robotics collaborate to set up success for Craft

November 2, 2021

“Layout is a perfect opportunity for a robotic solution,” said Tessa Lau, founder and CEO of Dusty Robotics. “If mistakes are made in layout, it can have huge effects on cost and schedule. It’s also a time-intensive task. Those risks can be addressed with the right application of robotic technology.”
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Perkins & Will

Closing the Loop Between BIM and the Field

October 12, 2021

‍Dusty Robotics develops robot-powered tools for the modern construction workforce. With construction increasingly going digital, there remains a digital divide between the work done in the design and preconstruction phases and the work done in the field. Dusty’s FieldPrinter automated layout robot bridges this gap, bringing fully detailed digital models out to the field.
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Construction Digital

10 Innovative Startups to watch this year

September 24, 2021

Dusty develop robot-powered tools for the modern construction workforce. Their FieldPrinter eliminates manual work to quickly and accurately print BIM/CAD designs in the field for faster and more accurate builds.
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StartUs Insights

Discover 5 Top Construction Robotics Solutions

September 18, 2021

USA-based startupmakes robot-powered tools for marking architectural and structural boundaries. FieldPrinter is an advanced robotic platform that uses technology to autonomously navigate the job site. Using precise control systems, it draws straight lines with 1/16″ accuracy.
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TechCrunch

Construction robotics firm Dusty raises $16.5M

June 15, 2021

Today, Bay Area-based Dusty Robotics announced a $16.5 million Series A. Led by Canaan Partners and featuring NextGen Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures, Root Ventures and Cantos Ventures, the round brings the startup’s full funding up to $23.7 million.
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Robotics Business Review

Dusty Robotics CEO Tessa Lau Discusses Robotics Start-Ups and Autonomous Robots for Construction

August 26, 2020

Dusty’s FieldPrinter autonomous mobile robots prints layout plans directly onto the floors of job sites using information from building information models (BIM) as a guide. FieldPrinter also generates status reports in real-time so project managers monitor progress and make adjustments if needed.
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GLY

11/16/2021

GLY + Dusty—our latest robot partnership

November 16, 2021

Robotic layout has been a dream, promising workers less hardship on the knees and joints, greater precision, faster timelines, and even exact as-builts at the end of construction. Everyone from layout crews to clients stands to benefit. So, for..
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Constructed Futures

11/10/2021

Tessa Lau BIM Driven Robotic Construction Layouts with Dusty Robotics

November 10, 2021

How will robotics impact construction? One answer is by choosing tasks that are narrow, useful and loaded with details - like drawing layouts. Dusty Robotics chose this starting point because it is perfect for a robot - Tessa Lau, CEO of Dusty...
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DPR Construction

11/2/2021

DPR and Dusty Robotics collaborate to set up success for Craft

November 2, 2021

DPR’s innovation team found an opportunity to partner with a startup who shared its vision and licensed its patent to Dusty Robotics. Now, Dusty’s robot is delivering on the original vision and creating new capabilities for self-perform teams...
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Perkins & Will

10/12/2021

Closing the Loop Between BIM and the Field

October 12, 2021

Dusty Robotics develops robot-powered tools for the modern construction workforce. With construction increasingly going digital, there remains a digital divide between the work done in the design and preconstruction phases and the work done in the...
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PRWeb

9/23/2021

Industry-leading Swinerton is One of the First Construction Companies with Trained In-House Operators for Dusty Robotics

September 23, 2021

Swinerton was an early adopter of Dusty Robotics’ FieldPrinter. Swinerton’s innovation and self-perform drywall departments partnered with Dusty Robotics during their prototyping phase of development, providing access to projects for testing and...
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