Humans have been building things since practically the beginning of time. The Megalithic Temples of Malta are some of the oldest known structures in the world. They date back between 3500 and 2500 B.C.
The never-ending need for new buildings and homes has made construction work one of the most stable professions in U.S. history. But is the future of construction jobs in jeopardy? This super-fast house building robot could change the industry forever.
How this builder bot could change the future of construction
What we’re talking about is a truck-mounted building robot that can lay 1,000 bricks in an hour. Construction giant Caterpillar recently invested in the Australian company, Fastbrick Robotics, which makes the robot, meaning it’s probably going to be utilized worldwide in the very near future.
The Hadrian X is able to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can build an entire house in only two days.
Since the robot is mounted on the back of a truck, it just needs to be driven to the job site. Once there, the robot can stay in the same position, utilizing its almost 100-foot boom to lay the bricks.
Instead of using traditional cement, Hadrian X uses construction glue to hold bricks together. This helps speed up the process.
Watch the following video to see it in action:
Not only can the robot handle multiple sizes of bricks, but it can also cut, grind and mill each brick to the necessary fit. Humans will still be needed to finish other areas of the house-building process, but the main structure can be handled by the Hadrian X.
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