Robots to Lead Architecture’s future
It's midwinter and I am watching a bunch of houses get built. Yet I'm in my shirtsleeves, warm and dry, because the construction is happening indoors:...
Is This the Future of Fast Food?
When you only have a 30-minute lunch break or are in a rush, fast food can seem like a good option.
Robots Will Build Steel Bridge in Amsterdam
In what will be a remarkable demonstration of the capabilities of additive manufacturing for construction purposes, developers in the Netherlands plan to use robotic 3D printing...
Robots Take Charge in Running Japanese Hotel
The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.
World’s First Robot Brickie Invented in Western Australia
In a world-first for the international building industry, a Perth-based engineer has developed a fully automated robot that is capable of independently assembling the basic structure...
Rio Launches Driverless Trucks
Mining giant Rio Tinto is beginning the process of automating iron ore mines and reducing staff numbers in the Pilbara.
Robotic “Snake” Cleans Tunnel Borers
British engineers have developed a snake-like industrial robot that can be used to inspect and clean giant construction machines such as tunnel borers.
Flying Robots Monitor Infrastructure
Researchers from the Tufts School of Engineering are developing sophisticated new methods for monitoring the condition of bridges and other forms of infrastructure in order to...
Robot Spots Leaks in Pipelines Using Pressure Sensors
A new robot developed by scientists at MIT promises to increase the safety of gas systems by locating leaks in pipe lines with increased rapidity and...