The goal of the project is to develop a robot that builds walls directly on the construction site. The prototype of the new technology of vertical structures has now been tested by technicians with white hollow bricks laid connected with polyurethane foam and using 3D printing.
The wall of a typical project occupies about 34 square meters and has a height of 2.75 meters. The robot built it from standard perimeter bricks in 7 hours and 40 minutes. 618 blocks of blocks were used during construction. The mass loss was zero. The total weight of the material was 10.2 tons, describes Vjaeslav Usmanov from the Department of Construction Technology at BUT.
Compared to what two of the builders are doing, the robot runs 3.6 times faster. In addition, she does not need a harvest and adopts me day and night. Regardless of the transfer to construction, commissioning and delivery of raw materials, technology leads to unattended operation and long control, to Jan Matika of Atelir DEK. The project is still in the testing phase, the construction of the modular house has been checked by the programmer at all times, while the operation of the mixer and pump for 3D printing has been checked by the operator.
The next part of the test build is symmetrical to the wall, and it took about 11.5 hours to create a given time to age, explains Pavel Avrata, Atelir DEK. When applying individual layers by 3D printing, the robotic machine moved at a speed of 31 centimeters per second.
Comern Vue 10 years later?
We tentatively estimate the system’s economic return within three years, during which time the automated system is questionable, not manual operation. Then the dispute over the cost does not exceed 40 percent. Of course, the research team has to solve a number of technical and improvement questions, Usmanov says. According to him, the commercial use of any automated wall-building system is still two and ten years away.
Increased speed, hassle-free operation, cost is not an account of the number of machines and costs you a combination of 3D printing. For robotic walls, it is a little better, because I use the standard brick of Matika. It is estimated that the growing shortage of construction workers will benefit from automated construction work.
Well deployed robot for construction can be safe, the building is a dynamic environment with free movement of workers in dangerous area. Unlike engineering, we don’t have a robot to build a dt, for example, in a cage, Usmanov notes. According to him, it appears that safety sensors, which will constantly monitor the workspace, have evolved, and the deployment of similar security systems requires a long process of approved approval.
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