Australian made robo-bricklayer lays 1000 bricks an hour
23:28, Friday, 09 April, 2021
Australia’s one-armed robot bricklayer could transform the residential construction sector as we know it after building its first display home in less than four days. Described by its Perth-based creator, Fastbrick Robotics (FBR), as a “world first”, the Hadrian X is a robotic arm that mounts onto a truck, barge or crane. It is capable of laying 1000 bricks an hour, compared to human bricklayers who can lay around 500 a day. The Hadrian X completed the structural walls of its first display home in Dayton, in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs, in early July. Structural brickwork for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was completed in just 3.5 standard shifts. FBR chief executive officer Mike Pivac said deploying Hadrian X for the display home build was a milestone for the automated home construction sector. “Digital construction has taken a significant step forward with the completion of this structure using the Hadrian X, the world’s first and only mobile autonomous bricklaying robot,” Mr Pivac said. Mr Pivac said FBR was proud to be at the forefront of construction robotics and was committed to fine-tuning its processes to ensure the best outcomes.