Renovate Announced A $2.5 Million Pre-seed, Led By Alley Robotics Ventures Brian Heater For TechCrunch
Renovate Robotics is developing devices specifically for putting roof shingles, including solar and asphalt types with robots. It has also announced a $2.5 million pre-seed, led by Alley Robotics Ventures featuring Newlab, Uphonest Capital, Climate Capital and also SOSV’s HAX.
Who Is Renovate Robotics?
Construction technology firm Renovate Robotics focuses on creating robotic roof installation as well as maintenance technologies. The business has its headquarters in Spokane Washington. United States
The goal of Renovate Robotics is to use robotics and automation to make roofing safer, quicker, and more effective. The company’s signature item is a robotic system that can carry and install tiles on roofs. It eliminates the need for manual labour and possibly accelerates and improving installation efficiency.
The Renovation Robotics system comprises a mobile robot that can be operated remotely. It has a tool head that is designed specifically to pick up and position shingles precisely. The robot can manoeuvre over roofs of all sizes and shapes and can adjust to changing climatic and topographic situations. Moreover, the tool head can be altered to cope with various shingles and roofing materials.
Renovation Robotics is creating more robotic tools for the construction industry. In addition to its shingle installation system, including a drone that can check roofs for damage and a robotic arm that can maintain structures.
What Are Shingles?
Shingles are small, flat pieces of material that are arranged in rows and overlapped. Typically, they are built of substances like clay, slate, wood, metal, or asphalt. They provide a layer of protection and waterproofing.
To stop water from seeping through, the shingles are put in rows, covering one another, starting at the bottom of the roof and working their way up. The edges of the shingles are often trimmed to fit the curve of the roof and are nailed or otherwise fastened to the roof decking or sheathing. When shingles are stacked in different ways, they can provide a variety of visual effects. Shingles are available in a variety of forms, sizes, and colours.
Renovate Announced A $2.5 Million Pre-seed, Led By Alley Robotics Ventures
The work of a roofer isn’t glamorous. One could logically contend that it successfully fulfils the traditional three Ds of automation. Dull, dirty, and dangerous. It is an excellent candidate for transformation by some astute roboticists.
Renovate Robotics is developing systems specifically to place shingles, including solar as well as asphalt shingles at first. The business stated this morning that it has raised $2.5 million in pre-seed funding, led by Alley Robotics Ventures and included HAX from SOSV, Newlab, Uphonest Capital, and Climate Capital.
the company love supporting ambitious startups taking on issues that matter. Renovate’s solution will lessen the risk associated with roofing and, over time, open up a route for the widespread use of solar shingles.
The company’s robot operates using a method based on winches. The robot, which is attached to a roof, moves across the surface in an X, and Y axis pattern. While adding shingles to the roof as it goes. While the system is being developed, Renovate is planning a few ways to monetize the technology.
They first assist roofing contractors in finishing works. Afterwards, we’ll switch to a RaaS business where we rent out our robots to skilled contractors who can run the apparatus themselves on location.
Currently, the system needs a human operator to keep track of developments and change shingles. A small number of employees will always be present for setup, supervision, and also material reloading. Crow adds, our current vision does not include any remote monitoring. Nevertheless, we will gather and retain this information, which will then be included in other feature sets (such as installation verification for insurance carriers).
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