Construction

Built Robotics and Autonomous Construction Equipment

In the U.S. alone, 453,200 construction equipment operators plied their trade in 2018, many of whom used earth moving machines to move dirt around for various reasons. While operating an earthmover may sound like fun to an 8-year-old, the job itself mostly fits the three d’s – dull, dirty, and dangerous. Many road construction projects […]

8 Startups Building Robotic Construction Workers

The construction industry sits at an interesting crossroads in 2017. One of the highest-grossing in the world – $10 trillion in 2016 – it is also one of the last industries to innovate technologically and one most desperately in need of doing so. Add on the fact that it’s the most dangerous in terms of […]

Robot Brickmasons and a Robotic Bricklaying Stock

An article by Bloomberg a few days ago titled Want to Stay Safe While Traveling? Wear a Rolex was probably the worst piece of travel advice we’ve ever seen. Among all the vices that our closely knit team of writers, researchers, and MBAs like to dabble in, the one that we find the most rewarding […]

6 Startups Futurizing Construction with VR and AR

Consumer adoption of virtual reality (VR) has been kind of like how sex was in high school. Everyone is talking about it but few people were actually doing it. Consumers just haven’t been as wowed as we were it comes to VR headsets. As a result, we’ve seen a price war of sorts break out with the two major VR […]

11 Startups for Drone Mapping and Aerial Imagery

One way we keep our overworked and underpaid MBAs busy here at Nanalyze is to run predictive analytics exercises. This mainly consists of them wondering out loud what it would be like if movies from the 1980s were remade today, with the latest tech gadgetry inserted into key scenes. Take the classic “Revenge of the […]

Is Smart Glass a Smart Investment Yet?

Does it seem like everything is becoming smarter? Soon even your toothbrush will have more computing power than the space shuttle. One smart technology that’s been around well before the term came into vogue is smart glass. But is it a smart investment yet? Smart glass, also referred to as dynamic or switchable glass, is […]

Recyclable Building Materials You Can Grow Yourself

As mankind prepares to exploit some of the most amazing technological breakthroughs imaginable, the way forward is ironically looking a lot like going back to nature. Synthetic biology is now enabling scientists to explore endless possibilities by writing and reading DNA across multiple applications ranging from food, agriculture, fragrances and even to household materials such as detergent. In a previous article, […]

6 Ways Virtual Reality Is Changing Construction

Can you imagine? Being able to see the big beautiful wall stretching across the country keeping out all the unwanted invaders who threaten the great culture that resides within? Being able to walk up to the wall and look at it in all it’s glory and beauty? Well these days you can do just that by […]