Rebar-tying robots on the horizon for construction industry

Will construction companies of the future turn to robots to tie rebar on bridge projects? Carnegie Mellon University researchers and industry partners have developed such a robot.
Construction industry consultant Brian Moore, a speaker at the 2018 Minnesota Construction Summit, cited that research in an interview as an example of how technology may help contractors in the state and beyond deal with the ongoing shortage of qualified labor.
In October, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Carnegie Mellon Universitytechnology led to the creation of Advanced Construction Robotics Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company that’s going to market with a rebar-tying robot called “Tybot.”