While the construction industry has traditionally been slow to adopt technology, innovative solutions are making that hesitation a thing of the past. From GPS to telematics, emerging tech offers contractors the ability to track equipment, utilize data and get work done like never before.

For Construction Pros spoke with Trimble senior director Aviad Almagor about one of the most frequently discussed advancements in construction tech: autonomous robotics. Almagor explains that autonomous robotics offer contractors in the construction industry significant benefits in the vein of efficiency, cost savings and safety.

What Are Autonomous Robots?
Autonomous robots are machines that can perform tasks without the need for human operation. A widely known example of this technology is the Roomba vacuum cleaner. From robotic mowers in lawn care to autonomous equipment in construction, robotics are now being developed and utilized to maximize productivity in virtually every industry.