Bricklaying robot hits 200 blocks per hour

By Mike Hayes08 June 2020

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The Hadrian X construction robot on a test site

Fastbricks Robotics (FBR) has announced that its construction robot Hadrian X has managed to lay blocks at a rate of more than 200 per hour.

The Perth, Australia-based company said the rate represented a “milestone in the commercialisation journey” of the robot, representing a 300% increase on the first version of Hadrian X.

FBR says that, while it still aims to increase the delivery speed of H02, it will now turn its attention to maintaining the speed on more complex building designs and for potential overseas projects.

The company’s MD & CEO, Mike Pivac, said it was “the first time that we have been able to prove the real commercial case of the Hadrian X in practice. When you consider that manual brick and block laying costs globally vary anywhere from $10 per square metre to $100 per square metre, we are already cost competitive across a broad range of the market at 200 blocks per hour.

“However, we are continuing to increase the lay speed and improve the Hadrian X and accordingly our cost of laying will continue to decrease while the market for the machines will grow significantly.”

A video demonstrating the improved lay rate of the Hadrian X robot can be viewed here.

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