It’s been just over a week since CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2023 closed in Las Vegas. Looking back, it’s easy to be amazed at how everything came together for Sarcos to make a splash and stand apart at such a significant industry event. CONEXPO is not your typical trade show, as you might expect. The Las Vegas Convention Center is quite large, but still not large enough to contain all the vendors from around the globe that were on site for this once-every-three-year show.
Because of our technology and what we wanted to demonstrate, we were set up outside among the large equipment manufacturers such as Caterpillar and Volvo amidst a significant number of crane and boom operators who were displaying their latest and greatest. We weren’t hard to find with our two-story scaffolding setup, and we found plenty of foot traffic throughout the week with construction and other industry professionals wandering by and getting caught up in our demonstrations of the Guardian XM and Guardian XT robotic systems.
Speaking of demos, the Sarcos team conducted over 50 live demonstrations of two systems with the semi-autonomous Guardian XM in surface prep mode and a plasma ablation solution, cleanly removing paint from an at-height panel we’d set up to show it in action. Not to be outdone, the teleoperated Guardian XT was in full animated display, demonstrating its seven degrees of freedom, dual-camera monitoring, integration with a hydraulic lift, and the easy-to-swap tools (a right-angle drill and grinder, in this case) to demonstrate the capability, versatility, and precision of this teleoperated solution.
Ultimately, as Sarcos moves toward a broader set of applications in commercial industries such as construction (along with solar, aviation, shipyard operations, and others), it’s important events like CONEXPO that help us show customers, partners, and the general public what we’re capable of.
We’re only 3 years away from CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2026, and you can bet the Sarcos team is looking forward to what we’re going to demonstrate next time.
Find out more about the Guardian XM and the Guardian XT robots, and all our robotic solutions designed to increase productivity and enhance workplace safety. And, learn more about what Sarcos is doing to support the construction industry.