17 Aug Traditional Construction Trades Are Facing A Revolution
FBR, based in WA, have quietly been developing their Hadrian X robotic technology.
They have combined 3D printing with robotics to create an autonomous bricklayer.
A three bedroom brick house can be constructed in just one day. Hadrian X doesn’t take tea breaks and can work throughout the night.
The technology avoids some of the usual WHS hazards faced by ‘brickies’ including:
- Manual handling;
- Working from scaffolding;
- Falls from a height;
- Exposure to cement (inhalation and contact with);
- Extreme weather;
- Inhalation of silica dust.
The outside use of robotics is new and innovative, but it does have some workplace risks. (Internal link)
Let me know your views on this technology.”