“Robots and humans may increasingly work hand-in-hand in industrial sectors.”

Construction industry opens up to robotics and exoskeletons to improve costs and efficiency

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Thu, Aug 24th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Motherboard reports that a shortage of workers, increased worker safety, and the need for low-cost housing has forced the notoriously "digitally conservative" construction industry to start looking at robots and exoskeletons.

New York-based Construction Robotics has also developed its take on a bricklaying robot. SAM can lay 3,000 bricks a day, and the company said it's about time this industry got a whiff of the change almost every other market has been seeing.

"The efficiency in construction sites has been very stagnant or declined in the last 20, 30 years whereas manufacturing efficiency has increased significantly and a lot of that is due to robotics and technologies," Scott Peters, President of Construction Robotics, told VICE News.

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