Automation in construction

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Automation in construction is the combination of methods, processes, and systems that allow for greater machine autonomy in construction activities. Construction automation may have multiple goals, including but not limited to, reducing jobsite injuries, decreasing activity completion times, and assisting with quality control and quality assurance.[1] Some systems may be fielded as a direct response to increasing skilled labor shortages in some countries.[2] Opponents claim that increased automation may lead to less construction jobs and that software leaves heavy equipment vulnerable to hackers.[3]

Transportation construction[edit]

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions fielded the world’s first Autonomous Truck-Mounted Attenuator (ATMA) in 2017, in conjunction with Royal Truck & Equipment.[4]


  1. ^ "The impact and opportunities of automation in construction". McKinsey & Company. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  2. ^ Vernon, Joe; Hughes, Jeff (1 September 2017). "Using Automation to Combat the Impending Labor Shortage". Industry Week. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. ^ Carter, Jamie (5 March 2019). "Hacked Driverless Cars Could Cause Collisions And Gridlock In Cities, Say Researchers". Forbes. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  4. ^ Peck, Abe (23 July 2019). "From War Zone to Work Zone". Autonomous Media, LLC. Inside Unmanned Systems. Retrieved 20 December 2020.