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This Robot Works 500% Faster Than Humans, and It Puts Thousands of Jobs at Risk

Meet SAM — short for Semi-Automated Mason — created by the New York based Construction Robotics. SAM is capable of laying 3,000 bricks per day, and he is coming to the U.K. in a few months.

SAM can work about 500 percent faster than humans, and discrepancy in labor cost that causes is significant. According to a report by Zero Hedge, 3,000 bricks boils down to a cost of 4.5 cents per brick. Based on a $15 per hour minimum wage rate and benefits, a human bricklayer with an average efficiency of about 500 bricks will cost construction firms about 32 cents per brick — that’s more than 7x the cost of an automated bricklayer.

SAM isn’t able to work independently, however. A builder still has to feed the bricks onto its conveyor belt, which will then be picked up by SAM’s robotic arm, slathered with mortar, and placed on the wall. From there, another bricklayer has to follow up SAM’s work by cleaning up excess mortar.

Comments

Union Rules?

MaiziD

If SAM would have to abide by same UNION RULES as masons, he could not do it.
My father in law was a mason, and he had developed a rhythm that produced more and faster than the 'union rules' allowed and was forced to slow down, also take breaks, which resulted in less perfection. Just ask anyone who has a 'method' what disruption of that does to the 'flow'.

well

z00mcopterdown

it's ok to replace us as workforce, but make money and all forms of exchange illegal first, and all food and housing free.

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