Renovate Robotics, a leader in roofing automation, has introduced Rufus, the world’s first automated roofing robot. The announcement showcases a never-before-seen video of Renovate’s first Rufus prototype.
Rufus is an automated roofing robot designed to double productivity for asphalt shingle installation and improve safety for roofing contractors. Roofing had the second highest fatality rate of all occupations in the United States in 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, and roofing contractors consistently struggle to recruit skilled labor. By doubling productivity, Renovate is empowering contractors to increase their revenue without scaling beyond their existing roofing crews.