Construction Robotics developed this bricklaying robot SAM (Semi-Automated Mason) after addressing two key challenges: mortar application and onsite variables that can hinder precision.
SAM is deisgned to compensate for fluctuations in wind, settling or compression of soil, and human activity around the robot. Robots like these hold significant promise for reducing the time and costs in creating affordable buildings. A human mason works with the robot to ensure consistency and safety of the building process.
They have some other interesting stuff on their site, like their trip to the World of Concrete convention!
As an antidote to the madness and mayhem I subjected you all to with my idiots with chainsaws post, here is ten minutes of controlled demolition of decommissioned water towers. This is a great example of professionals knowing what they’re doing as these demolition engineers land the towers between buildings, next to parked cars, etc. […]
More than 40 years ago, Eric McMillan, a renowned designer of children’s play areas, and his team created the ball pit, those troughs of brightly-colored plastic balls that children swim around in. (Ball pits also may be a giant petri dish of pathogens but, hell, the kids love ’em.) Apparently, McMillan–who went on to be […]
Mark Rober is bad at darts, but he still gets perfect scores, because he’s good at engineering. I fulfilled a 3 year long dream to create a dartboard where you get a bullseye every time thanks to some engineering. Basically, you throw a dart and then a Vicon motion capture system tracks the dart in […]
There’s overwhelming support for clean energy, and the planet is giving us more reasons to invest in renewable power sources with every passing year. Even in the most inhospitable areas, wind and solar can provide a good chunk of our power, if not all of it. So why aren’t we all taking advantage of it? […]
It’s no secret that learning about data analytics is one of the best things you can do for your career in an increasingly data-driven world. Through five courses and over 70 lessons, the Data Analytics Expert Certification Bundle will give you the skills you need in order to become your company’s go-to numbers guru, and […]
Anyone who’s ever been fishing can attest to the fact that it can be mind-numbingly boring at times, which is where the intrepid GoFish Cam Wireless Underwater Fishing Camera comes into play. This WiFi-enabled camera will help you catch more fish and have more fun while you’re doing it, thanks to a 1080p lens that […]