Introduction: This Robot Built House Could Change Everything
Robot built house. The buyers of this new house in Australia are set to own a piece of history. Why? Because it was built by a great big robot. Australian robotics company Fastbrick Robotics developed the world’s first autonomous bricklaying robot that can lay brick ten times faster than the usual pace of a bricklayer.
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The Hadrian X robot cuts the usual time to lay a house of three to four weeks, down to two to three days. The robot is mounted on top of a construction truck for easy movability.
Compared to other sections in the construction industry, the wood industry is already highly advanced in the field of digital fabrication.
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The unique feature of the WoodFlex robot and its driving software, is the ability to perform unique large scale assembly tasks. Furthermore, the robot is directly driven from BTLx input data, the industry standard CAD interchange format for timber construction, framing and carpentry.
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Robot built houses are very fast to build and also efficient and less error prone. The information of the CAD data is automatically translated into handling and processing steps for the robot, rendering any additional work steps obsolete. In this respect, software plays a crucial role in bridging the fabrication gap – an imperative to efficiently produce non-standard elements that otherwise would need to be individually programmed.
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Another big advantage of a brick laying robot is that Hadrian X can construct day and night. The next construction step could start in the morning, after the robot finished work during the night. Fastbricks Robotics partnered with Wienerberger for the European market and will soon start shipping their robot to construction sites.
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This robot builds the house in 3 days! Speed and efficiency are key in any Robot built house.
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The system can start construction form a 3D CAD model and calculates the exact materials needed. Bricks twelve times larger than usual are loaded into the back of the truck and automatically unpacked from the pallets. It has an internal saw to cut the bricks to size. The bricks are then transported through a telescopic boom for accuracy and applied with a special, 45 minutes dry-time, adhesive. The adhesive dries much quicker than traditional mortar.