WATCH: The first video of FBR’s one-armed bricklaying robot building a house
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The creator of Australia’s one-armed robot bricklayer has released a video clip showing the robot building a three-bedroom house during a test at a secret location in Perth.
Robotic technology company FBR (formerly known as Fastbrick) announced last week that the Hadrian X, the commercial version of its robot, built a 180 square metre, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in less than the targeted three days.
The video appeared on the company’s YouTube account this morning.
See the video below
When announced last week FBR chief Mike Pivac called the achievement a quantum leap for the construction industry.
“We are all justifiably proud and excited to have achieved this world first milestone for FBR,” he said.
“We now have the world’s only fully automated, end-to-end bricklaying solution, with a massive market waiting for it.”
The company is now working on commercialising the technology.
FBR The shares rose 3 per cent to 18c today. The stock listed in late 2015 afte raising $5.7 million at 2c.
FBR and US-based construction machinery giant Caterpillar Inc in July this year extended a collaboration on the development of the one-armed robot bricklayer.
The deal extends the term of a Memorandum of Understanding signed 12 months ago. Caterpillar, through a wholly owned subsidiary, then invested $US2 million ($AU2.6 million) in Fastbrick Robotics.
Caterpillar now has the option to buy $US10 million ($AU13.5 million) in shares at $0.24 until the end of January 2019.