A Solution to the Homebuilding Labor Shortage? A Robot

It’s no secret that Santa Fe has an affordable housing problem. 53 percent of the city’s workforce lives outside city limits, and nearly a third of those people commute from more than 20 miles away. New construction could help solve this problem, but builders are citing severe labor shortages for the decrease in single-family home construction and for delayed timelines. So what is the solution? Could robots be the answer? Enter Fastbrick Robotics: an Australia-based engineering firm, that has created a robot that is able to build a standard brick home in one to three days! Known as the Hadrian X, the robot is capable of laying 1,000 bricks per hour. Click the link below to watch the Hadrian X in action: