Reality capture technology has transformed the construction industry, enabling better project monitoring, coordination, and quality control. However, manually capturing data for virtual walkthroughs is a tedious and time-consuming task, often delegated to project personnel. This is where robotics comes in, as robots excel at handling dull tasks. They can consistently scan job sites, work around obstacles, operate after hours, and avoid appearing in photos. Additionally, robots add an exciting element to data collection.
Integration with reality-capture software is seamless, and various options are available for cameras and software. The return on investment (ROI) for reality-capture robots depends on factors like cost, usage, and labor savings. Affordable options, such as autonomous 360-degree reality-capture robots for under $20,000, make this technology accessible to more companies. Overall, robotics offers an efficient and cost-effective solution for construction site monitoring and data capture, ensuring consistent progress tracking and impressing clients and potential team members.
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