Feb 26, 2024

Construction workers being replaced by AI robot bricklayers

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Bricklaying robots are not looking to steal jobs but fill a labor shortage.

Imagine being a bricklayer.

How much does the bricklaying robot cost?

Monumental’s robots are much more affordable than conventional ones, costing only $25,000 per unit. But Monumental does not sell its robots; it sells its brick-laying services. It charges by the brick, just like human masons in Europe, and at a similar rate.

It also provides a human mason to supervise the robots and handle the tasks they cannot do. However, Monumental’s bricklaying robots can work faster than humans by forming swarms, which is not feasible with the human labor shortage.

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