Thursday, 24 September 2015

Robots Build Large Structures With Brick and Concrete

          Image: Fastbrick Robotics

It’s expensive to make things. Making food, making furniture, making electronics, making cars… It’s all a lot of time consuming labor requiring a variety of skilled and semi-skilled labor. Industrial robots have been very successful at taking over some of the semi-skilled stuff in structured environments like factories, but other than in a few art projects, it’s relatively new to see industrial arms doing productive things out in the world, like laying bricks.

Fastbrick Robotics has been working for about a decade to refine the bricklaying robot that you can sort-of-but-not-really see in the above pic.. This animation gives a much better sense of how it works:

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