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Bricklaying robots could build your next home | CNBC

Bricklaying robots could build your next home
10:21 AM ET Sat, 17 Feb 2018 | 01:18
Your next home could be built by robots. Designed by Construction Robotics, this robot mason is named SAM 100, short for “Semi-Automated Mason.” According to Construction Robotics, the bot can place between 300 and 400 bricks an hour, compared to a human which can only lay around 60 to 75 bricks an hour.

Last year, the construction industry began going through a boom, however the industry is facing a severe labor shortage. As skilled laborers are aging out of the workforce, the gap is expected to widen. Robot workers like SAM 100 could help alleviate some of that strain.

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Brick-laying robot helping construct buildings in Michigan

(WJBK) – University of Michigan’s newest medical building is being built right now in Brighton with the help of a rare robot.

Its name is SAM, short for semi-automated mason. He’s helping Michigan Bricklayers, and giving us a glimpse into the future. The brick-laying robot is the newest and most technologically advanced tool Michigan Bricklayers have at their disposal.

SAM is one of only eight that exist. The robot can place up to 400 bricks an hour, and increase productivity five fold. But, more importantly, it helps make brick mason’s lives easier, safer and healthier.

Read more and watch the video here.