30 Jun '17, 12pm

ETH robot builds curvy reinforced concrete wall

ETH robot builds curvy reinforced concrete wall

Is this the future of construction? There are many who say that, in the not too distant future, construction sites will be human-free. According to the British firm Balfour Beatty and quoted in BuildingCo: The country’s biggest builder said it expects drones will hover over construction sites collecting information and sending instructions to robotic cranes, diggers and automated robotic builders. Humans no longer needed on site will occupy overseer roles, remotely managing multiple projects accessing 3D and 4D visuals and data from the on-site machines, ensuring the build is proceeding to specification. DFAB_HOUSE_INTRO from designboom on Vimeo . If you think this is unrealistic, watch this video from Designboom where ETH Zurich (known to TreeHugger for its robot bricklayers ) demonstrates how to build a curvy concrete wall by robot. It will be used to build the DFAB HOUS...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/eth-robot-b...

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