An Australian company, Fastbrick Robotics, has invented a new brick laying machine it calls Hadrian after the ancient Roman Emperor who reigned from 117 AD to 138 AD and was renowned for the amount of construction he oversaw.
Hadrian is designed to work around the clock, seven days a week, building brick walls and “framing” an average size Australian house in just two days. The same task takes human workers 4 to 6 weeks to complete. One Hadrian machine will be capable of producing 150 houses per year.
Fastbrick Robotics is currently working on its first prototype and expects to bring a commercial version to market within 2 to 3 years.
Following is an animation of Hadrian in action.