The market for construction robotics is still in its infancy. That’s mainly because a large portion of the work takes place on-site, not in controlled industrial environments. The following videos demonstrate the possibilities of today’s construction robotics and offer a glimpse into tomorrow.
Fastbrick Robotics: Hadrian X Digital Construction System
Fastbrick Robotics develops an on-site brick construction system. It features precision bricks with interlocking perpendicular joints and special adhesives.
The video showcases the Hadrian X bricklaying robot in action, featuring Fastbrick Robotics’ CEO Mike Pivac and Grand Designs Australia’s Peter Maddison.
Kuka Robots and their 3D Printing with Ai Build
Ai Build is developing 3Dp technology for 3D Printing large scale objects cost efficiently at a very high speed.
Superhuman Power for Construction Workers
If you cannot bring robots to the construction site, why not give workers robotic powers!
Ekso Bionics® (EKSO) is a worldwide pioneer in the field of robotic exoskeletons. “EksoZeroG™ helps ease the physical burden on construction and electrical workers. With EksoWorks’ innovative exoskeleton technology, your workers can now complete heavy hand tool tasks with less fatigue, better workmanship, and fewer workplace injuries.”
Brick Laying Robot SAM
“SAM – short for semi-automated mason – is a robotic bricklayer being used to increase productivity as it works with human masons. SAM and a human mason work together. SAM repetitively lays bricks, leaving the detailed finishing touches to the mason.” – Construction Robotics
MIT’s Compound Robotic Arm System for Architectural Construction
“The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an experimental enabling technology for large-scale digital manufacturing. In contrast to the typical gantry-based approach to digital construction, robotic arm systems offer the promise of greater task flexibility, dynamically expandable workspaces, rapid setup times, and easier implementation with existing construction techniques. Potential applications for this system include fabrication of non-standard architectural forms; incorporation of data gathered on-site in real time into fabrication processes; improvements in construction efficiency, quality, and safety; and exploration of autonomous construction systems for use in disaster relief, hazardous environments, and extraterrestrial exploration.” – MIT
Stanford researchers develop vine-like, growing robot
“Mechanical engineers at Stanford have developed a robot that grows
like a vine. It’s ability to grow across distances without moving its whole body could be useful in search and rescue and medical applications.” – Stanford University