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Autonomous construction machines in focus at bauma

A discussion of the current situation on the path to autonomous construction is possible at bauma 2022. (Image source: bauma)

At bauma 2022, taking place from 24-30 October in Munich, special interest will be placed on the development of autonomous construction machines, which is currently one of the main goals of manufacturers and research institutes alike

Machines that drive and work autonomously are among the big visions for the future of the construction industry. 

“However, ‘true’ autonomy in construction machines is highly unlikely in the foreseeable future, because there are complex technical and safety-related challenges,” commented Tim-Oliver Müller, director of the Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie e.V.

Müller believes that it is far more realistic and achievable for the construction industry to develop and use ‘intelligent’ construction machines with semi-automated, automated or supporting functions and to do so for selected construction processes, such as in earthwork, road construction or special heavy construction.

“Such solutions have the potential for noticeable increases in efficiency and productivity,” Müller continued.  They could relieve the machine operators of repetitive and tiring activities. The industry expert points out that intelligent machines would also be independent of their individual tasks – an advantage that’s not to be underestimated in times when there is a shortage of skilled workers.

A discussion of the current situation on the path to autonomous or at least intelligent construction machines is possible at bauma 2022, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

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