A company called Construction Robotics has a real working brick laying robot.
They claim 900 bricks laid by a robot and a mason (human) in 6 hours. How does that compare to human brick layers working alone? How many bricks in a typical brick house? Here is another video of their robot at work building walls for a high school in Laramie Wyoming. And another one.
An Australian company, Fast Brick Robotics, claims their Hadrian robot will be able to build a brick house in 2 days. They do not seem to have that capability yet (at least as measured by a Youtube video showing it in action).They say they will be able to lay 1000 bricks per hour.If they can deliver brick housing will gain a competitive advantage over houses built with other materials.
Several years ago I read that half the cost of housing construction is on-site labor. Well, that portion of housing costs is going to drop a lot. Construction materials that are easier to handle robotically will get used more. Will ease of automation favor wood, aluminum, steel, bricks, plastics, composites, or other materials?
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