This 3D robot can ‘print’ a small building! Is your job safe?
Robotics is taking over the world piece by piece and while we might still feel in control, the question will be for how long will we stay in control.
Engineers from MIT are taking us one step closer to the future and they have designed a new robot that is capable of printing building in 14 hours. The robot is not fully functional, but the prototype is already tested.
This is another sensitive case as many people might still lose their jobs. The robot does not require any tea break or even lunch and it can possibly assemble a whole block of building in just a couple of days.
However, there are a few benefits of this robot that we have found and we believe it could also be a huge benefit to the public.
Why the robot might be a good thing:
The US and many Asian countries are barraged by natural disasters and every year, hundreds of thousands of people are left without a place to sleep. Shelters and refuge homes can only hold a couple of people and while the finances will be tough, they still need to rebuild and continue with life.
The robot can be an affordable way to assemble buildings in a couple of hours and with the materials, these people will not be left stranded without a place of refuge. The robot will initially be expensive, but this will pay for itself over the years of use.
While the robot is not due for release yet, the technology can certainly be used and you will still need to have technicians and event planners to ensure that the robot is working with precision.
However, there is always a downside and the downside will be that many people doing this could potentially be laid off. This means that the jobless statistic will rise and construction accounts for most of the jobs around the world.
If the robot is used correctly, it could save a ton of time and money and can help those in need, but the downside is quite daunting and many people will be left with nothing.
We would like to thank you for reading this article and we would also like to know more about your opinions on these robots in the general construction use and as a method of helping those who have lost everything in disaster zones. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.