Toronto, Ontario (January 12, 2022) – Promise Robotics, an industrial robotics technology startup, and KUKA Robotics, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial robots for factory automation, have formed a strategic partnership aimed at bringing the next generation robotic solutions for the manufacturing of sustainable and affordable housing to the building industry.
Promise Robotics’ mission is to enable the construction industry to harness the efficiencies of industrialized robotics and AI towards the production of more affordable and sustainable homes. Promise Robotics is developing an AI-enabled robotic production platform for offsite construction of highly sustainable building components that can be rapidly assembled on the site.
The partnership combines KUKA’s expertise in various robotics-related topics with Promise Robotics’ expertise in AI and automated manufacturing of building components to accelerate the development of intelligent robotic solutions for the construction industry. The new robotic production system helps the industry significantly reduce the embodied carbon and operational energy within a building lifecycle while decreasing the production cycle-time by half and nearly eliminating material waste associated with traditional construction.
“Our goal is to lower the barriers and democratize access to robotic technologies that will increase industry’s capacity in creating more supply of affordable and sustainable housing in North America,” says Ramtin Attar, Co-Founder and CEO of Promise Robotics. “We are thrilled to have KUKA as a technology partner invested in our shared vision of making advanced robotic technologies accessible to the construction industry, where traditionally they have been out of reach,” adds Attar.
It’s a feeling that’s mutual at KUKA. Promise Robotics is a trusted technology partner that has the market knowledge, technical expertise and vision to bring this concept to reality. We’re proud to support them in the development of their intelligent robotic solutions for the North American construction industry.
Philip Peloso, Channel Manager
KUKA is best known for its wide range of German-engineered and built industrial robots, which are highly desirable for their performance and lowest total-cost-of-ownership. KUKA also offers a wide range of positioners, slides, sensitive and collaborative robots, mobile platforms, mobile robots and Industry 4.0 solutions. This complete array of products, combined with their local support services, help North American manufacturers achieve the highest level of productivity and profitability.
About Promise Robotics
Promise Robotics is a venture-backed technology startup with operations in Toronto and Edmonton. Promise Robotics’ mission is to help the construction industry harness the efficiencies of industrialized robotics and AI towards producing more affordable and sustainable homes. The startup is developing an advanced robotic production platform for offsite production of highly sustainable building components that can be rapidly assembled on the site.