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Series C | Alive

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$64M | 1 mo ago

About Built Robotics

Built Robotics’ mission is to build robots that build the world. By upgrading off-the-shelf heavy equipment with AI guidance systems, Built’s technology enables machines to operate fully autonomously. Built’s robots are deployed today across the $1 trillion earthmoving industry and are being used to build critical infrastructures, such as wind farms, gas pipelines, and new housing developments. Built Robotics was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Built Robotics Headquarter Location

3433 3rd Street

San Francisco, California, 94124,

United States


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  • Exosystem™

    The Exosystem™ is installed on excavators to enable the machines to operate autonomously. It includes an all-weather enclosure, proximity radar, 360° cameras, GPS, and a powerful liquid-cooled computer.


    The world's first and only fully autonomous upgrade for heavy equipment. 

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Expert Collections containing Built Robotics

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Built Robotics is included in 7 Expert Collections, including Construction Tech.


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1,795 items

This collection includes startups developing autonomous ground robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic arms, and underwater drones, among other robotic systems. This collection also includes companies developing operating systems and vision modules for robots.


Game Changers 2018

70 items


Artificial Intelligence

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AI 100

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The winners of the 4th annual CB Insights AI 100.

Built Robotics Patents

Built Robotics has filed 27 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Cartography
  • Geographic information systems
  • Topography
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Aircraft controls, Machine learning, Educational psychology, Control engineering, Aircraft wing design


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Aircraft controls, Machine learning, Educational psychology, Control engineering, Aircraft wing design



Latest Built Robotics News

Autonomous Equipment Startup Built Robotics Secures $64M Series C Round

Apr 13, 2022

Built Robotics automates earthmoving equipment operations. Photo: Built Robotics With the shortage of equipment operators seen in construction today, automation of heavy equipment is gaining ground among large contractors. Built Robotics, which offers an aftermarket “exosystem” to turn regular excavators, skid-steer loaders and other earthmoving machines into fully autonomous units, recently raised $64 million in Series C funding in a round led by investment firm Tiger Global. “We hadn’t intended to raise again—we had several years of runway,” says Noah Ready-Campbell, Built Robotics founder and CEO. “But Tiger Global reached out after they had heard good things from our customers.” The Series C investment brings Built Robotics’ total funding to $112 million. Built Robotics has focused its autonomous earthmoving on projects where the machines are less likely to have to work in crowded sites, such as solar and wind-power installations, and larger heavy civil projects. A machine is overseen by a “robotic equipment operator” (REO), currently trained by Built Robotics. “People think the robot does everything,” says Ready-Campbell. “It does, but in a 10-hour workday, an REO spends one hour setting up, and the other nine [the autonomous equipment] does it.”  The company has been looking to expand training for REOs and is now working with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) to train up new instructors. Ready-Campbell says IUOE members are expected to be training new REOs by the end of this year.

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