About Velocity Robotics

Our founder, Brad Kriel, with Autoset

Our founder, Brad Kriel, with Autoset

Velocity Robotics builds tools that seek to eliminate human error from measuring, especially in construction. Our tools enable builders, both professional and DIY, to measure and cut more accurately, help them reduce waste, and even enable them to to work faster. Our founder and CEO, Brad Kriel, not only has a background in the construction equipment industry but also is a DIY remodeler himself, having completely remodeled his 1930's-era home with his wife since moving to Pittsburgh in 2007. Brad's goal in founding the company was to eliminate the headache associated with construction, especially residential remodeling. The products that have been developed turn out to be more generally applicable to all kinds of construction, and so we are now expanding our focus to not just residential remodeling, but to industries like prefabricated building and commercial construction.

 

Products

The eTape16 Bluetooth tape measure with the eTape Construction app from Velocity Robotics

The eTape16 Bluetooth tape measure with the eTape Construction app from Velocity Robotics

Our mobile app, eTape Construction, pairs with a Bluetooth tape measure (the eTape16) to automatically record accurate measurements from the tape measure. It then enables users to store those measurements or share them in real time. Users can even easily perform calculations on the measurements to simplify some of the more complex aspects of remodeling, like finish carpentry. 

eTape Construction is available on the Google Play Store and iTunes. You can buy the eTAPE 16 Bluetooth tape measure here on our website, at Amazon, or other online retailers.

AutoSet, our latest product being launched on Kickstarter

AutoSet, our latest product being launched on Kickstarter

AutoSet is an attachment for a miter saw that reads in a cut list from the eTape Construction app, and then automatically moves a stop that precisely sets your cut lengths, all without having to measure, mark, and then estimate where the blade will drop. AutoSet adds a level of precision to your cuts that has normally only come with years of experience.  AutoSet is currently in its development phase. We have test units in the field and a Kickstarter that's going live on April 4, 2017.

 

 

Services

In addition to mass-market products, Velocity Robotics also offers custom development services for applications that integrate with the eTape16 Bluetooth tape measure. We're currently working on an application in the precast concrete industry, and are considering work in the oil-and-gas and prefabricated housing industries. 

For more information on our products or services, feel free to contact us.