Robotics will change many things
at this point in time, the construction industry is primarily making use of manual labor as far as its operations are concerned. A small percentage of construction operations have been automated. At this point in time robots do not yet play a significant role as far as construction is concerned whether it be a renovation, demolition, or commercial construction. Because of emerging technologies, there are a number of sophisticated robots that are currently developed and when they are successfully deployed it can be expected that things will start to change very quickly. Because the construction industry is currently using very little of the available automation it is only realistic to expect a revolution as far as the deployment of robotic technology is concerned. There are very good reasons why the construction industry is not yet automated and that is because there are many construction tasks that are extremely difficult to automate. The majority of construction worksites are providing robotic automation but with many problems, many of which have not been effectively solved yet.
The strength of robotic technology
it is well-known that robots perform exceptionally well when it comes to repetitive tasks especially those which take place in a controlled environment. Unfortunately, construction sites are most definitely not a controlled environment. This is why it will be essential to have robots that have the ability to adapt to a wide range of real-time variables. This adaption will have to take place with a minimal amount of reprogramming in order to ensure that robots will be viable and effective in the construction worksite environment. This is not something that is currently possible as far as robotic technology is concerned. However, there is now a new breed of construction robots which is more effective as far as these challenging tasks are concerned. There are now in fact, several different types of sophisticated construction robots that are on the brink of being suitable to be released into the construction market. One example is a 3-D printing robot that has the ability to create large buildings on demand. This involves a mobile robotic arm that has been programmed to control a 3-D printer which allows it to quickly print an entire building which will be structurally safe.
there are already robots which are very efficient as far as masonry and bricklaying are concerned. There are also robots that are able to lay an entire street in one go. These technologically advanced robots provide increased quality and speed when it comes to construction projects. As far as demolitions are concerned we now have access to demolition robots which can be used very effectively and even though they are slightly slower than traditional demolition crews, these robots are not only cheaper but also safer especially when it comes to the demolition of structural components and concrete, in particular, those which are found in older structures. There is now a large number of construction robots many of which are remote-controlled while others are completely autonomous.