With so much new and exciting technology in development, the next decade should be a fascinating one for the construction industry. As Clearwater construction lawyers, we are invested in the future of the construction industry. Whether it’s new materials that will be used to manufacture our roads, bridges, and buildings or state-of-the-art autonomous equipment that will be utilized to construct these projects, we are living during a very exciting time. In fact, there is one revolutionary design that could literally lay the foundation to the future of the construction industry.
Groundbreaking Bricklaying Prototype
Based in Perth, Australia, the technology company, Fastbrick Robotics, is in the process of creating an outdoor robotics design that may greatly improve the production of bricklaying as we know it. What if there was a mechanical design that could master bricklaying? What if a device could create the foundation of a residential home in as little as two days and up to twenty times the speed of your average laborer? Hadrian X is the bricklaying specialized prototype that could meet the growing demand for residential housing and solve the construction labor shortage problem. Check out what this exciting, new prototype can do in this Youtube video.
Is Outdoor Robotics the Future of Construction?
What makes Hadrian X unique isn’t that it’s the first time autonomous robotics have been used in construction or even utilized to help erect buildings. Although autonomous robotics have been implemented in many enclosed environments for years, like factories, the technology has never been successfully applied on a grand scale before in an outdoor environment. With elements like inclement weather and strong winds, robotics technology has faltered in the past without pristine outdoor conditions or a controlled environment indoors.
Thanks to what they call Dynamic Stabilisation Technology (DST), Hadrian X can adjust to third-party factors like wind or rain and perform its task as designed. In fact, with computer-aided design (CAD) modeling, the bricklaying robot can actually reduce the slightest error margins in bricklaying to less than an experienced, highly skilled bricklayer.
Of course with groundbreaking technology comes many debates of the advantages and disadvantages that this technology could present to the industry. In the second section of this article, we will discuss many of these issues. As Clearwater construction attorneys, we are here to provide you legal counsel on any construction-related matters.
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