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A robot is the new super-hod

by on16 November 2018

Can build a house in three days

The days of skilled brick-layers making a fortune are coming to a close after a bricklaying robot named Hadrian was described in 2015 by Australian firm Fastbrick Robotics as capable of building the brick shell of a house in a matter of days, and it has now managed to complete the task.

In the mid-1970s skilled builders including Max Quarterman, aka Superhod were part of Margaret Thatcher’s new-rich (He is retired and estimated to be worth around £8million) and were touted as working class heroes by the likes of the Sun.

Now a robot called Hadrian X has knocked up a 180-sqm, three-bedroom, two bathroom structure in under three days

After completion, Fastbrick Robotics said the structure met verified building standards set by a civil and structural engineering consultancy group.

Mike Pivac, Fastbrick Robotics chief executive, said: “We now have the world’s only fully automated, end-to-end bricklaying solution, with a massive market waiting for it.

“We will now take everything we’ve learned to date in the Hadrian X programme and make some refinements ahead of bringing both Hadrian X robots back to our High Wycombe facility for demonstration to key commercial stakeholders.

“We now begin the next exciting phase for the Company, as we execute our global commercialisation strategy to capitalise on the significant demand for our technology.

“What we have achieved here is a quantum leap for the construction industry.”

Last modified on 16 November 2018
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