Use robots to do repetitive, boring, and risky work


Paint more walls and inspect more rooms in a shorter time

Labor Reduction

Make the robots do the menial tasks, so that your skilled workers do the tasks they are really hired for


The construction market is growing rapidly despite the recent economic downturn. However, lack of skilled workers has become a challenging problem for advanced economies like Singapore. At the same time, hiring foreign labourers creates serious social impact. It is also costly to hire workers to conduct high-rise painting due to the inherent safety risks of the job.


Thus, it is essential to introduce new robotics technology that can help companies address labour shortage, increase productivity and address workplace safety at the same time.


Transforma Robotics is a spin-off company from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. We offer robots and robotic services to the construction industry, specifically in indoor wall painting and construction quality assessment. 



Robotics & Automation Magazine, 17 May 2018, DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2018.2816972

ABSTRACT: The robotic painter called Pictobot (pictor means painter in Latin) could work safely in close proximity to human coworkers performing the repetitious and troublesome task of painting at high elevations. Pictobot provides a way to combine the benefits of automation in construction with those of human dexterity and ingenuity. Thus, it relieves workers of the tiresome tasks and considerable climbing, bending, kneeling, and reaching, freeing them to supervise the robot.


ABSTRACT: Quality assessment during postconstruction of buildings is an indispensable procedure in construction industry. This paper describes the design and development of a quality inspection and assessment robot (QuicaBot) that can autonomously scan the entire room using cameras and laser scanners to pick up building defects, such as hollowness, crack, evenness, alignments, and inclination.

A Novel Building Post-Construction Quality Assessment Robot: Design and Prototyping

2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IROS.2017.8206499

This paper describes the design and development of an automated construction quality assessment robot system (QuicaBot) for hollowness, crack, evenness, alignments and inclination problems. To the best of our knowledge, this work is the first attempt to pave the way towards a fully autonomous robotic system for post construction quality assessment of buildings. The main goal of the novel robot is twofold: to systematize the manual inspection work through automation resulting in more reliable and objective inspection reports, and to speed up the inspection process resulting in a cost reduction. Based-on our initial on-site tests, the developed robot increases the overall efficiency in all the aforementioned five problems.

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