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This Bricklaying Robot Can Build Walls Faster Than Humans (HBO)

Meet the Semi-Automated Mason or SAM, a robot that is so good at building walls it could take over the construction industry. Created by New York-based company Construction Robotics, the brick-laying robot promises to both increase productivity while reducing overall labor costs.

While the efficiency on construction sites has been stagnant in the last 20 to 30 years, manufacturing efficiency has increased significantly due to robotics and technology. Construction Robotics created SAM to solve that problem. SAM requires a human partner to smooth over the works, but the heavy lifting is left to the bot.

The robot can lay bricks at least three times faster than humans – and it never gets tired or makes mistakes. VICE News went to a construction site in Virginia to see SAM at work.

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26 thoughts on “This Bricklaying Robot Can Build Walls Faster Than Humans (HBO)

  1. so if there's four Mason's that ca la 1k bricks per day and with 4 guys that makes 4k and your paying 4 guys to be there and watch it work to lay 3k bricks whats the point

  2. Commie-backed Republican Media Propaganda keeps telling the lost US work force that immigrants are taking their jobs or sending them overseas. In reality, robots and automation is taking our jobs. Stop believing in Republican-Commie Zombie lies.

  3. Brick laying robot is the same as printer painting. All angels look the same, too perfect. Brick laying is an art for me and some people who know anything about design. Office dudes would know anything about that they like to have glass walls and shit like that.

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