These 3D printers operate independently, only having a single employee to control them once the software has been initiated. Reducing the demand for labor can also improve productivity on-site.
Fremont, CA: The advent of construction robotics may turn to be a turning point for this industry. The building industry looks very different today than it did 50 or 100 years ago, and in the next decade or so, it could change much more. A defining moment for this industry may indicate to be the emergence of construction robotics.
Increasing Productivity with Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Laser Scanning
Although it is possible to track the job site's progress with the human eye, human vision is not always the most powerful reference method. A tech startup, Doxel, is working on a robot designed to climb stairs and explore construction sites autonomously. As it does this, it produces a real-time 3D model of the worksite using LIDAR laser scanners.
In various industries, additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, has been one of the fastest-growing sectors. They are also beginning to make an impact on the building industry. With machines built to lay layer upon layer of concrete, buildings can be 3D-printed, constructing an entire structure in weeks instead of months.
These 3D printers operate independently, only having a single employee to control them once the software has been initiated. Reducing the demand for labor can also improve productivity on-site. Incorporating the mix of 3D printing robots could lessen the effect of that problem, making this area more effective in the long run.
Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive strain injuries are a frequent hazard in the construction industry, owing to the work's nature. By taking over routine or tedious activities that could lead to over-exertion, construction robots may avoid these injuries.