At this point, construction-scale 3D printers that can print houses aren’t exactly new. Most of those house printers are essentially just very large cartesian 3D printers that extrude some type of concrete rather than plastic. It’s their size that really makes them special. But the construction bot from Prinstones has a few more tricks up its robotic sleeve than just concrete printing, which it can absolutely do.
The Baubot mobile robotic system is a modular, customizable construction assistant that can complete an astonishingly wide array of tasks. Not only can it 3D print in concrete, but it can work in tandem with another Baubot to reinforce concrete with steel bars, placing them in the wet concrete between printed layers. And that’s just to start. Since it’s on all-terrain track wheels, it can go nearly everywhere, including through standard doorways as well as up and down stairs, and it can be fit with a number of different tools since it’s, well, a robotic arm.
Whoa… It can print, drill, level, mill, cut, carry, sand and paint??? That is the the most futuristic construction robot I’ve ever seen!
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