You seemingly can't throw a rock in 2017 without hitting some new walk of life where robots are being employed. A bricklaying robot called SAM100 (Semi-Automated Mason) that is capable of building walls six times faster than a human bricklayer. Created by New York-based company Construction Robotics, SAM is ready and willing to lay 3,000 bricks per day, using its combination of a conveyor belt, robotic arm, and concrete pump. By comparison, a human builder will average around 500 bricks per day. "For a lot of different reasons, the construction industry has been slow to adopt innovation and change," construction manager Zachary Podkaminer told Digital Trends.
Mar-30-2017, 12:36:12 GMT