Could this home-building robot put human construction crews out of business?


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Fastbrick Robotics says its Hadrian X robot will build the shell of a building in just two days — replacing weeks of work by masons.

If the three little pigs had this machine to build their house, the big bad wolf would probably still be starving. Your next house might be done sooner than you think, thanks to a brick-laying robot that can put down 1,000 bricks per hour and glue them into place.

Australian company Fastbrick Robotics released a time-lapse video of its commercial brick-laying robotic arm building the shell for a house in a staggering two days -- without ever needing to stop for coffee breaks -- and it's something to behold.

The Hadrian X is a 30-meter (98-foot) 3D robotic crane located atop a truck. The machine works fast, really fast, cutting, routing and placing bricks following a 3D computer-aided design model. The navigation system is so precise it allows for accuracy within less than half a millimeter, according to the company.

The robot can work with bricks of almost any size, without needing human interaction. Fastbrick Robotics aims to reduce construction time, waste and cost for consumers. You might want to start thinking about the mansion of your dreams.

via MarketWatch

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