Robots working as masons
Updated: Aug 20, 2019
By incorporating robots in the construction we achieve speed in the execution, control in the repetitive works, uniformity in the finishes and decrease in costs.
With the great advances in engineering, robotics is the order of the day. You can already begin to enjoy its benefits in the construction sector. The reality is that building is something that the human being has been doing for centuries and it was not until 2016 that the first bricklayer robot was invented to build more safely, quickly and cheaply. And is that the first prototype that went on the market allowed to build, nothing more and nothing less than 1,000 bricks per hour.
Other robots that can already be found working in construction, especially in Japan, are robots that carry out specific jobs. An example of this is found in the demolition robot that can tear down a whole structure without putting anyone in danger, the welding robot that allows to work with much more precision, and even begins to talk about the exoskeletons, exclusive suits that help the operator to have more strength, resistance and speed.
But in addition to the robots, there are other new technologies that are beginning to be tested in the construction sector. One of the most sophisticated is to make prints of houses with 3D printers. The initiative, which began to be considered as a quick solution to possible natural catastrophes, will allow the reconstruction of a whole city in a very short time. And in 24 hours you can print an entire house.
Seen the seen, although the robotics is a field that advances very fast, we should not take it as something excluding the human being. The machines will not be able to take away the work, but help us safely and efficiently. In this way we achieve speed in the execution, control in the repetitive works, uniformity in the finishes and decrease in costs.