Brick-laying robot on the job site in Victor NY

As we develop robots with more capabilities we find more and more jobs outside the factory floor that can be handled (in part) by robots.

Construction Robotics' brick-laying robot SAM, or the Semi-Automatic Mason, places bricks on wall of new construction in Victor. / KATE MELTON

Construction Robotics’ brick-laying robot SAM, or the Semi-Automatic Mason, places bricks on wall of new construction in Victor. / KATE MELTON

Check out this video of the Semi-Autonomous Mason (SAM) brick-laying robot at work!  3000 bricks a day!

It only does part of the job, and requires supervision as well as the human touch to follow up.  But it means that a mason can produce more and better work by working with the robot as a tool, than working alone.

As I discussed in an earlier post Robots need to ‘earn their pay’ to be effective. This often means taking over the dull, dirty, or dangerous parts of a job, to enable the people to focus on what people do best.

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