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SMART CoE Innovation Series

Robot Revolution

Scott Peters, President and Co-founder of Construction Robotics

INNOVATION CONVERSATION is a discussion series to promote collaboration for multidisciplinary challenges in Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies.

Hayes 217
South Campus

February 1, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Sponsored by the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies Community of Excellence (SMART)


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Learn how one local company is pioneering the use of robotics and automation in the construction industry.

Construction faces many challenges today, including constant cost and schedule pressures as well as labor challenges across the industry. Construction Robotics (CR), a WNY based company, is revolutionizing construction by addressing these challenges with robotics and automation products designed for the construction industry. Scott Peters will give a short history of Construction Robot-ics and provide an introduction of the world’s first commercially available robotic bricklaying system, S.A.M. (short for Semi-Automated Mason). He will discuss some of SAM’s digital construc-tion capabilities, experience to date, and the challenges and successes of bringing a revolutionary product to market in the construction industry.


Scott has held various roles in engineer-ing and management across a range of industries over the past 14 years. Scott has experience developing advanced manufacturing technologies and robotic automation concepts. At CR he has led the team from concept to completion of the world’s first prototype Semi-Automated Masonry (SAM) robotic brick laying system. Scott is an inventor and entrepreneur and has invented technol-ogiesinnumerousindustries.