Caterpillar Inc. recently announced it had acquired select assets and hired employees from robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc. The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. Building on its autonomous mining, the company plans to leverage the deep expertise of the new team to bring scalable solutions to meet the changing needs of construction, quarry, industrial and waste industries.
The new team is comprised of leading roboticists with a deep background in the robotics industry. Caterpillar intends to leverage the team’s fully integrated on-board autonomy technology — including perception, localization and planning — to continue delivering smart, safe, more productive and cost-effective solutions to customers.
Caterpillar is positioned to grow services based on its installed base of connected equipment, field technology and decades of product, service and application expertise to turn that experience into useful insights for customers. The company will continue to make investments in emerging technologies, like automation and autonomy, in order to bring innovative solutions to meet the industries’ challenges.