The robot builder can build the entire house in two days
An Australian engineer has built a robot that can build homes in two hours and could work everyday to build homes for people.
Human builders have to work for four to six weeks to put a home together and have to take weekends and holidays. The robot can work much faster and does not need to take breaks.
Hadrian could take the bricks. However, its creator, Mark Pivac, told PerthNow that it was a response to the shortage of available workers – the average age of the industry is much higher and the robot can fill some of these gaps.
"People have put bricks for about 6000 years and since they started the industrial revolution, they have tried to automate the brick-making process," said Pivac in PerthNow, who initially spelled out his creation. But despite the thousands of years of house construction, most masonry is still done by hand.
Hadrian works by placing 1,000 bricks an hour, allowing him to build 150 homes a year.
It takes a plan of the house and then works where all the bricks have to go before they cut and put each of them. It has a 28-foot arm, which is used to place and mortar the brick and means that it does not need to be moved during placement.
Pivac will now work to market the robot, first in Western Australia but ultimately globally.