DOD Seeks Autonomous Construction Capabilities

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting submissions for construction manufacturing that can be done autonomously. The proposed technology should be able to construct barracks, houses, and other buildings, along with mobility and counter-mobility tools like bridges, culverts, and anti-vehicle obstacles. “The machine should be quickly deployable (set-up and take-down each in one hour) by no more than four trained operators, transportable, and capable of operating in a variety of environmental conditions,” the solution brief said. The DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit is accepting solicitations until May 7, 2019.

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