[VIDEO] Autonomous Rebar-Tying Robot Could Revolutionize Bridge Construction

Contractor-designed Tybot can tie rebar automatically with only one worker supervising the operation and could ultimately halve rebar-tying labor hours

Brayman Construction Corp. CEO and Chairman Steve Muck teamed up with former technical program manager at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center Jeremy Searock to create an autonomous robot called Tybot. Tybot can tie rebar with only one worker supervising the operation.

Tybot works on a frame that can expand up to 140 feet across the width of a bridge. It automatically identifies rebar intersections and a robotic arm ties intersections together. According to Muck, the product could cut labor hours in half and reduce construction injuries resulting from the monotonous task of tying rebar.

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