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New Robot that will transform civil construction and retire bricklayers: it lays 500 bricks per hour, can work day and night alone without stopping, and promises to revolutionize construction work around the world

Written by Flavia Marinho
Published 04/06/2024 às 09:19
construction - works - civil - bricklayer - bricks - robot - automation
Robot operates completely autonomously, builds a 3D model of the construction site, and can work with performance capable of replacing the work of 3 to 5 bricklayers

Robot operates completely autonomously, builds a 3D model of the construction site, and can work with performance capable of replacing the work of 3 to 5 bricklayers

The idea of ​​autonomous construction, until then seen as something almost unattainable and as rare as a science fiction proposal, is now a concrete reality in the construction industry. The reason for this transformation? One Bricklayer robot capable of laying up to 500 bricks per hour, which redefines expectations about the time needed to build a building.

This technological innovation is revolutionizing the construction industry through the automation of construction processes, employing robots, autonomous navigation vehicles and 3D printing technologies.

The bricklayer robot Hadrian X built its first walls

Autonomous construction is no longer science fiction: it is now reality

New advanced systems can operate with minimal or no human supervision, which increases productivity, improves quality and increases safety on construction sites. An emblematic example of this technology is the Hadrian X robot, created by the Australian company FBR.

Hadrian is a robotic arm mounted on tracks, designed to lay bricks with extreme precision, eliminating the need for human labor. It uses computer vision and machine learning technology to analyze the construction environment and adjust its operations in real time.

Hadrian X: Revolutionizing construction with Artificial Intelligence

Developed by FBR, an innovative Australian construction technology company, Hadrian X is an autonomous robot that represents a milestone in the field of construction automation. This robot, equipped with artificial intelligence and computer vision technology, specializes in laying bricks and blocks with exceptional precision.

Hadrian X has an advanced robotic arm mounted on tracks, which allows it to move flexibly around the construction site. This arm, capable of extending up to 12 meters in height, is equipped with a special clamp that deftly handles both bricks and concrete blocks.

Using its computer vision technology, Hadrian X analyzes the environment, builds a 3D model of the construction site and, based on this data, positions each brick according to the construction plan with millimeter precision. Once programmed with construction plans, the robot operates completely autonomously and can work around the clock, day and night, laying up to 500 bricks per hour — a performance that could replace the work of 3 to 5 bricklayers.

Subjected to rigorous testing in real working conditions to ensure its efficiency, Hadrian X has been continuously improved by FBR engineers based on direct feedback from the field, culminating in a highly sophisticated, accurate and effective model for automating construction tasks.

How will the autonomous construction revolution change our cities?

Autonomous construction is redefining the urban landscape with its substantial advantages over traditional methods. Efficiency and productivity are the main qualities of this new era, exemplified by the Hadrian X robot, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without the need for breaks, ensuring fast and accurate laying of bricks.

Accuracy is another significant advantage provided by automation. Equipped with advanced computer vision and precise positioning systems, robots like Hadrian X are capable of installing each brick with millimeter precision, resulting in superior construction quality.

Additionally, safety on construction sites is greatly improved by using robots in tasks considered high risk, such as working at great heights or handling heavy materials. This not only prevents accidents, but also promotes safer and more efficient construction. Automation also contributes to better energy efficiency, positively impacting the environment.

This revolution in construction work, once considered part of a distant future, is now a tangible reality. The construction robot, like Hadrian X, is here to transform the industry in lasting ways.

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Flavia Marinho

Flavia Marinho is a Production Engineer with a postgraduate degree in Electrical and Automation Engineering, with extensive experience in the onshore and offshore shipbuilding industry. In recent years, she has dedicated herself to writing articles for news websites in the areas of industry, oil and gas, energy, shipbuilding, geopolitics, jobs and courses, with more than 7 thousand articles published. Her technical expertise and communication skills make her a respected reference in her field. Contact us to suggest an agenda, advertise job vacancies or advertise on our portal.

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