By means of this brick laying robot, construction of houses has become a lot faster. In essence, it is not a 3D printer as it does not squeeze out any material. Instead of this, it operates as an attachment to an excavator and feeds bricks to the laying head. As it is obvious, the bricks would need to be laid out in an organized manner, this task is done by the loading machine. The machine is dubbed the Hadrian X from Fastbrick Robotics. 1000 bricks per hour can be laid by this machine and as per the company, it will possibly revolutionize rapid housing development. Have a look at the video below:
As you can see in the time-lapse above that the machine is amazing at laying bricks, however, the structure lacks mortar which could easily be employed with an extruder head mounted right before the brick layer. Once a 3D design of a structure is uploaded to the software, it is automatically decided by the machine that how many bricks are needed, and which ones need to be cut. In accordance with Futurism, the accuracy of the machine is within 0.5 mm. Although is quite obvious that this machine will require some developments in order to be implemented in the real world construction process, however it gives evidence to the future of the industry.