Urban Machine

@ robotics for wood reclamation + reuse

UrbanMachine, featuring Eric Law, the People’s Choice winner

This startup is on a mission to give a second life to the millions of tons of wood waste from construction and demolition by reclaiming it into high-volume, locally sourced, premium lumber products. As someone who’s done a TON of home remodeling, it was super cool to see how robotics could do something that might take me hours—if it was even possible—in a matter of seconds. Everyone in the room lit up when they saw a video of the machine in action. The impact this could have on the amount of waste that makes it to landfills is undeniable.