Monday, 22 August 2016

Bricklaying Robot Can Build Low-Cost Houses In Two Days

A new bricklaying robot was originally created to help meet labour shortages. But the robot can also cut construction waste and save so much money that it could be a viable way to build low-cost housing even in the poorest communities in the world. The truck-mounted robot – called the Hadrian X - uses a patented system to keep its 92-foot long arm stable as it works outside, even in windy weather, and handles heavy blocks. Builders upload a computer file of the design, and the system handles everything else. The robot cuts each brick as needed, and the system feeds them up a conveyor belt, where they're coated with adhesive and precisely placed in the house (without the need for water or mortar). Read more on the Co.Exist website.

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