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Contech firm Built Robotics acquires Roin, eyes expansion

February 1, 2023


San Francisco-based Built Robotics announced the acquisition of Roin Technologies on Jan. 24, paving the way for the company’s expansion beyond excavation into other areas primed for automation on jobsites.

Built Robotics is the creator of the Exosystem, an aftermarket add-on package of hardware and software that turns traditional excavators into autonomous robots capable of digging trenches on their own. The company claims on its website that installation only takes a few hours and that the operator can easily switch to manual from robotic operation.

San Francisco-based Roin Technologies created the first automated concrete power trowel, according to the release, which the company claims can do the work of six people.

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