One labor-saving use of technology cited by the Wall Street Journal is a robotic bricklayer from Construction Robotics. It can pick up bricks, apply mortar and lay them with quality and precision. The robot is guided by a human who types in instructions via a tablet app. The Semi-Automated Mason (SAM) 100 relies on humans to load it with bricks, but otherwise does the work itself. The company has five of the units for rent. Read More