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Brick laying robot to take construction jobs.

By Strategist following x   2016 Jul 28, 5:30pm 1,974 views   8 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://inhabitat.com/brick-laying-robot-stacks-1000-bricks-an-hour-to-build-a-house-in-2-days/

A new automated, truck-mounted robot can build a house in two days, moving four times faster than human construction workers. Hadrian X by the Australian company Fastbrick Robotics Limited can reportedly lay as many as 1,000 bricks per hour and, because robots don’t need lunch breaks, Hadrian X can work around the clock. The company’s impressive prototype demonstrated its abilities on a small-scale build inside a warehouse, which you can see in a time-lapse video after the jump.

1   Strategist   ignore (1)   2016 Jul 28, 5:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I saw the video. Humans don't stand a chance.

2   Satoshi_Nakamoto   ignore (0)   2016 Jul 28, 5:46pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

What bricks? Around here houses are built of wood.

3   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (0)   2016 Jul 28, 6:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Is this like the restaurant robot that can't deliver soup or drinks without spilling half of it on the floor?

4   curious2   ignore (1)   2016 Jul 28, 6:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

In the video, I see vertical gaps between the sides of the bricks. Those would need to be sealed somehow, at least for a house in a cold climate.

I like some of the ideas I've seen for machines that pour concrete or assemble concrete bricks like Lego, with holes for wires and pipes, and portholes on the inside for access. I like also the idea of a machine that recycles concrete. The secrets of ancient Roman concrete have been re-discovered in recent years, so you could theoretically design your own house and have machines build it, and if you decide to move the next buyers can recycle it and build their own idea, like an enormous 3D Etch-A-Sketch. Likewise apartment buildings could proceed from approval to occupancy much faster than they do now, which would eliminate SF's housing shortage if the city ever decides to allow taller buildings.

5   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2016 Jul 28, 7:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

If it means less Mexicans, I'm all for it.

6   Strategist   ignore (1)   2016 Jul 28, 7:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Hey, maybe Trump can use those robots them to build his wall. Mexico will pay for them so why not?

7   Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2016 Jul 28, 7:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Tax each machine $10,000,000

And each job that uses them has to pay a 30% total project cost as an impact fee.

8   Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2016 Jul 28, 7:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

curious2 says

Likewise apartment buildings could proceed from approval to occupancy much faster than they do now, which would eliminate SF's housing shortage if the city ever decides to allow taller buildings.

Keep dreaming all new construction will look a house made by Rubber Maid(R).

Like a recycled plastic park bench.


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