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Meet R.O.B. the Robot. He's Your Hardest Working Construction Crew

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Sep 3, 2015 8:22:49 PM

Combine 3d printing technology with remote manipulation and you get some idea why R.O.B.is happening here and now.

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R.O.B by Gramazio & Kohler http://www.gramaziokohler.com and at http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/andrea02/pike07.jpg

Here's how the Huffington Post describes R.O.B.:

"R.O.B. is a conveniently transportable industrial robot, it can be brought on site or work on a factory, works non-stop, and basically lays down the bricks to construct walls with complex curvatures and patterns. Prof. Ingerborg Rockler used a similar robot at his research studio in GSD to study the potential of this technology. The accuracy and speed of these industrial robots allow them to fabricate architectural forms of unprecedented complexity and intricacy that would have been almost impossible to do with traditional labor."

Also here's a great video and detailed article about the current state of industrial robotics.


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