This experimental building will be part of a new housing estate in Dayton, Western Australia.
The robotic mason Hadrian X was first unveiled in 2015 when the Australian company Fastbrick Robotics demonstrated the skills of a giant manipulator arm moving building blocks. Now the machine can independently carry out the masonry itself by feeding the mortar on a telescopic boom according to a specified programme.
The productivity of the machine has increased noticeably: whereas previously a robot could only lay 85 blocks per hour, today this figure has risen to 200. What’s more, this is not the limit: the developers are confident of levelling up the robot shortly and are actively working to improve the productivity of their brainchild.
Work on the house took Hadrian X a little more than three shifts of work. This building will now be a physical reminder about the future of robotic construction in general and the capabilities of Hadrian X in particular.
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