Robot bricklayer builds house in under three days

Grant Prior 4 years ago
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A construction robot has built a house in less than three days.

Australian tech company FBR hailed the achievement as a “quantum leap for the construction industry.”

The firm used its Hadrian X robot to build the three-bedroom, two bathroom 180 sq metre house.

FBR CEO Mike Pivac said: “We now have the world’s only fully automated, end-to-end bricklaying solution, with a massive market waiting for it.

“We now begin the next exciting phase for the company, as we execute our global commercialisation strategy to capitalise on the significant demand for our technology.

“We are excited by the performance and results, given this work was completed in test speed and for the very first time.

“This points to the massive potential for the technology and FBR’s ability to shape the way the construction industry operates in the future.”

Hadrian X demonstrated it could produce:
•A two-course structure with a full combination of brick sizes, cuts and laying configurations;
•An 11-course pillar structure to demonstrate the Hadrian X’s ability to build from slab to cap height; and
•A two-room structure demonstrating the Hadrian X’s ability to build a larger structure on a slab from a 3D CAD model with the required accuracy.

The robot in action during an earlier trial

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