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U of Illinois to create center for autonomous construction

August 17, 2023


The center will prioritize translational research from emerging technologies — the U.S. Army and the state of Illinois will be the primary beneficiaries of the center’s work, per the release.

William R. Norris, the founding director of the center, told Construction Dive in an email that the center aims to bring industry together with academia, commercial centers and startups to develop new technologies.

“We believe we can better the pipeline for Illinois and the U.S. to be successful commercially by creating technology that is translatable to any industry where there’s automation,” Norris said in the email.

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