Monthly Archives: December 2017

Robots Are Coming Online to Change Construction Forever | commercialobserver.com

SAM is the construction worker who never takes a break. SAM never gets sick. SAM can…. Read more here.

Robot bricklayers and exoskeletons are the “future of construction,” according to a new report. | breitbart

“The global construction space isn’t known for ushering new tech into their workforce, but a painful labour shortage, calls for increased worker safety and more low-cost housing, and the need to catch up to other tech-savvy sectors is giving upstarts in robotics and exoskeletons their big moment,” explained VICE’s Motherboard on Monday. “Even so, there’s concern that automation could put some workers out of a job.” Read more here.

Top 10 AMAZING Machines from Around the World | Engineering World

Introduction: Machines have made modern life very convenient and challenging. Many of these new inventions are engineering marvels and are objects of curiosity and wonderment. In this video we present you 10 amazing machines which perform some wonderful job : Number 10 : SAM100 A New York-based company has invented a semi-automated robot that is able to lay bricks up to four times faster than a human can and it will be commercially ready in September. The Semi-Automated Mason (SAM) system costs $500,000 (£330,000) and has taken New York-based Construction Robotics eight years to develop and test out on construction sites.

 

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Meet SAM: Robotics on the Job Site | Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

SAM, short for Semi-Automated Mason, has been hard at work helping us build Shenandoah University’s new 80,000-square-foot James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center in Winchester, Va….. Read more here.

Digitally Designed – Robotically Placed Masonry | Masonry Dynamics

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6 Paths to the Automated Construction Site | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The construction site hasn’t changed much over the years. Humans in hard hats still scurry across scaffolding, lay rebar, and pour concrete. While automation has transformed the world of manufacturing, construction remains relatively untouched by self-sufficient machines. That is about to change. Artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and robotics are poised to bring automation to building construction. Here we examine six technologies likely to be found on the construction site of tomorrow…. Read more here.