An Automated House Building Machine

Clipped from: House Building Robot To Be A Reality Soon - Gizmo Watch

House Building Robot to be a reality soon

A new automated construction system is all set to change the face of home-building, for it is soon going to step out of the developmental phase and become a functional house-building robot. This prototype was developed by Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California. A computer-controlled crane or gantry will build houses efficiently without any manual labor. It will use a quick-setting concrete-like material and will build up structures in a layer-by-layer fashion.

Clipped from: Contour Crafting - Global Prospects

Clipped from: USTI.News 001, JUNE 1997

Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, developer of Contour Crafting technology, with equipment used for his prototyping system.

Clipped from: Contour Crafting
Contour Crafting (CC) is a layered fabrication technology developed by Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California. Contour Crafting technology has great potential for automating the construction of whole structures as well as sub-components. Using this process, a single house or a colony of houses, each with possibly a different design, may be automatically constructed in a single run, embedded in each house all the conduits for electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning.

The potential applications of this technology are far reaching including but not limited to applications in emergency, low-income, and commercial housing.

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