The Amigo robot speeds up cement board installation, while providing safety, cost and sustainability advantages compared to traditional approaches.Peter Hartvigsen, CEO and Founder of KOBOTS.The Amigo robot is controlled via a smart phone app and by voice command.The Amigo can be fully assembled in less than 10 minutes.An Amigo being used in a 300m2 architect-designed villa in Odense, Denmark.

Peter Hartvigsen, CEO and Founder of construction robotics start-up Kobots, speaks about his company’s plans to empower construction sector workers, including those who install cement-based boards.

Global Cement (GC): Please could you introduce Kobots?

Peter Hartvigsen (PH): I founded Kobots in August 2018 to develop robotic technology for the construction sector. My personal background is in carpentry and I ran a construction company from 2000 to 2018. During this time, I noticed that many skilled construction workers, be they carpenters, window-fitters, or those installing cement-based boards, would typically leave the sector by their early 40s. This is due to the high physical intensity of the work. Either workers become injured or they leave when they no longer want to risk injury. A lot of training investment and experience goes to waste.

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