Teleo Supervised Autonomy - The Road to Autonomy

Supervised Autonomy Solves Labor Shortages and Boosts Safety

Vinay Shet, Co-Founder and CEO of Teleo joined Autonomy Insights to share his perspective on why construction companies Ajax Paving and Tomahawk Construction have partnered with Teleo to deploy supervised autonomy in their operations.

Supervised Autonomy allows operators to control heavy machinery remotely from a comfortable office setting, rather than sitting in the cab of the machine.

Supervised Autonomy offers numerous benefits including:

  1. Labor flexibility: Operators can control machines at different sites from a central location, helping companies address labor shortages and expand their operations.
  2. Improved safety: By removing operators from the physical machines, they are eliminating risks associated with getting in and out of equipment. Additionally long-term health issues caused by vibrations and poor visibility are greatly reduced.
  3. Enhanced visibility: Cameras provide a 360-degree view around the machine, eliminating blind spots and improving overall safety.
  4. Increased efficiency: A single operator can control multiple machines, maximizing productivity.
  5. Operator comfort: The remote setting reduces physical fatigue and makes the job more accessible to a wider pool of potential operators.

Teleo’s Supervised Autonomy solution is designed to be universal, capable of retrofitting various types of machinery across a company’s fleet, regardless of manufacturer or age. The system combines human supervision with autonomous capabilities, striking a balance that appeals to customers who want to maintain control while benefiting from automation.

Teleo is seeing particular success in Florida, where construction demand is high and labor shortages are acute. Looking ahead, Teleo sees supervised autonomy as a growing market and they are focused on scaling deployments to meet demand from contractors worldwide.

The company believes its approach of combining human expertise with autonomy is the path forward in construction technology, offering a viable solution that addresses current industry needs while paving the way for future advancements.

Episode Chapters

  • 0:00 Ajax Paving / Teleo Partnership
  • 3:17 Health Benefits of Supervised Autonomy
  • 6:41 Growth of the Construction Industry
  • 9:56 Teleo’s Florida Expansion
  • 10:34 Retrofitting Equipment for Supervised Autonomy
  • 11:39 Growth of the Supervised Autonomy Market
  • 13:09 What’s Next For Teleo

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