The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Built Robotics, a provider of autonomous robotic solutions for construction, have entered into a multi-year strategic partnership agreement.
The partnership will establish a training programme to prepare IUOE’s 400,000+ members to oversee and manage robotic equipment, as well as work alongside autonomously operating vehicles.
As part of the agreement, Built Robotics will provide its guidance systems to the IUOE’s International Training & Education Center (ITEC) near Houston, Texas.
The ITEC comprises a 265-acre campus, a full line-up of heavy equipment from manufacturers, mechanics shops, vehicle simulators, and more.
Built Robotics’ guidance systems will be the latest technology to be added to the curriculum, and IUOE members will be trained to install, operate, and repair robots in realistic job site conditions.
Noah Ready-Campbell, CEO of Built Robotics, said: “At the end of the day, robots are just tools in the hands of skilled operators, and we believe that the best-trained workers equipped with our technology will fundamentally change the future of construction.”
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