Founder Story — Promise Robotics

Ramtin Attar

Construction faces a massive labour shortage and remains one of the most significant contributors to GHG emissions. We enable the construction industry to harness automation to address its labour shortage, increase productivity, and reduce its environmental footprint.

In traditional manufacturing, the economics of robotics automation is based on the high volume production of non-variable components. In contrast, construction has a very different volume-to-variation equation. For example, robots won’t build the same component twice, even in completing one single home.

Construction has remained highly dependent on the tacit knowledge and flexibility of skilled labour.

Using machine intelligence and a software-first approach, Promise Robotics is changing the economics of automation to reduce the cost of automation.

Radical Q&A

What challenge in AI are you working on right now?

We are using AI to automatically turn building design into a set of machine instructions for the robotic assembly of highly variable components at the building scale. We are also advancing the application of computer vision to significantly increase the flexibility and versatility of our robotic systems in doing assemblies.

What do you find most exciting about AI right now?

The advancement of AI in the fields dealing with building the physical world is still in its infancy. We have a massive opportunity to envision and transform many traditional industries.

How do you see the world in 50 years?

In 50 years, we can unlock a new generation of human potential if we ask and act on the right questions.