A Powerful Robot That Can Build A House In 2 Days By Laying 1,000 Bricks Per Hour

While 3D printing promises drastically lower construction times, the newly-developed Hadrian X automaton is capable of erecting a house in less than 2 days. Designed by the engineers at Australia’s Fastbrick Robotics Limited, this innovative construction robot is programmed to lay nearly 1,000 bricks in a single hour. What is more, it can operate around the clock at over four times the speed of human bricklayers.

The powerful truck-mounted robot is equipped with a 98-foot-long detachable arm that can single-handedly complete all the steps of brick-laying. Despite its massive size, Hadrian X is surprisingly agile, and can be easily brought to the construction site with the help of a truck. It is designed to shape, grind, mill as well as route the building blocks, following which it goes about the task of stacking them into a house. Speaking about the ingenious robot, Mark Pivac, founder of Fastbrick Robotics said:

People have been laying bricks for about 6,000 years and ever since the industrial revolution, they have tried to automate the bricklaying process. We’re at a technological nexus where a few different technologies have got to the level where it’s now possible to do it, and that’s what we’ve done.

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Through all of its activities, however, the automaton remains stationary, with only its flexible arm moving around. To erect a building, several hundred bricks are loaded into the truck, which are then meticulously placed on a conveyor belt by the powerful robot. Following this, it smears a specific quantity of adhesive onto each block, using an advanced 3D CAD system and laser technology to guide the arm during the brick-laying process.

Thanks to the adhesive, the powerful robot can swiftly construct entire structures without the need for any mortar. The company has already created a prototype, which can be seen building a miniature home inside a warehouse, in the following video.