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Dusty’s construction robots raise another $45M


Another sizeable funding round for Dusty Robotics this month. The Bay Area firm announced a $45 million Series B. The round, led by Scale Venture Partners, is a quick follow-up to last June’s $16.5 million Series A, bringing its total funding up to around $69 million, and valuing it at $250 million.
Robotics startups have largely managed to weather the slowdown in venture funding, owing in part to pandemic-fueled interest in the category. Dusty operates in the construction space, specifically, which has been an area of increased focus for automation proponents. After all, even if the economy slows down, buildings still need to go up.
We’ve highlighted the company’s primary robot — the FieldPrinter — a few times over the years. The short version is that the little Roomba-style ‘bot is designed to replace the chalk lines that construction workers manually draw to designate layout in a construction site.
FieldPrinter utilizes digital plans, which it prints directly onto the ground of the site, for a more accurate layout. Dusty sa …

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