28 July 2016

NEWS: Robot bricklayer builds house in two days

And not a single arse crack on display.

Australian company FastBrick Robotics have created a truck-mounted robotic arm that can cut and lay bricks at a rate of 1000 per hour. The machine, named Hadrian X, is being trialled in Perth and uses construction glue and a robotic grabber to place the bricks exactly where they need to go, and even leaves spaces for pipes and electrical wiring.

It is pretty spectacular to behold, especially the fact that it can cut the next brick to the exact shape required. It's sort of like a huge 3D printer, but using only bricks. But hey, if you were thinking what the first astronauts to visit Mars will live in, perhaps we should send one of these robots there first to build them a nice little village.

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