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Robots are Poised to Disrupt Construction

Robots are poised to revolutionize the construction industry thanks to many recent advances in robotic development and even self driven cars. 

Construction is one of the world’s least digitized, least automated sectors, placing robotics as a revolutionary change in construction. Auto-Construction is a new industry that automates the end-to-end real estate construction process. To accomplish this, Auto-Construction must integrate many groundbreaking advances into one system. 

AECROS involves engineering of special Blocks or Self-Complete Modular Building Units. 

The production efficiency of manufacturing and farming has risen 1,400 percent from 1946, but in construction, these have barely risen. By harnessing these same advances in manufacturing and applying mass production, we can greatly accelerate construction. 

Robotics cannot typically complete the complex tasks required for construction. Old manual methods require trades that are simply too complex for a robot to complete. When many trades are applied together, this difficulty is compounded. A simplified approach reduces the construction to Modules aka Blocks. These offer a far simpler assembly by not requiring complex finishing in-situ. Finishing is best completed in modern and very advanced factories. Robots on site can simply place blocks.

Construction is a global business worth 10 trillion dollars annually, often hampered by incompetence. There are approximately 200,000 unfilled vacancies in the U.S. construction industry. 98 percent of building projects run over budget on aggregate. 

Considering ineffective procedures, substantial lost productivity, regular accidents and even labor shortages, construction ready for disruption. Construction processes are still largely dependent on the manual system but with robotics a variety of amazing new applications are right around the corner. 

The Robotic Construction sector is expanding at an extremely fast pace and shows no signs of stopping down. Auto Construction Partners are on the leading edge of this development. Phase Space Robotics completed the worlds largest robotic crane for the US navy, and more amazing advances are under way. 

High-cost equipment procurement and maintenance is one of the problems facing construction robotics implementation. The heavy cost of building robotics technological development, autonomous vehicles are very costly. AECROS answers this by enabling block assembly to accelerate the building process, thereby enhancing the revenue stream from each robotic crane. If one auto-constructor drone can assemble 5 blocks in 5 minutes, a building worth millions can be assembled in just a few weeks. This makes the robots quite affordable in comparison to their net daily income. In other words, they have highly paid jobs, and will have unlimited work, therefore the expense per crane is well justified.

Fragmentation of the construction industry is a main challenge AECROS needed to solve. Again a modular system and the software applied, streamlines engineering and this standardizes the manufacturing process. One Finite Element model can be used to make millions of blocks. Every block holds similar value and common specifications can be recorded with NFTs on blockchain. Every wall or structure becomes predictable. 

This predictability eliminates wasted time reengineering every wall and structure, since these details are ironed out during system design. Repetition is the realm of Robotics.

Furthermore, the technology of automation must be Updated and held, most of which are costly to update and maintain. The industry ecosystem expands and cooperates globally, all stakeholders being aligned, to continue improving the systems required. 

Owing to the need for specialty technicians to maintain robotics, historically the maintenance costs for the modern robotics systems were typically very high. 

These costs can be offset by producing massive value within the Auto Construction industry. High level engineering creates very robust systems with reduced maintenance and high durability. Specialty training will be provided to construction staff who learn to use the systems from the partner companies who build them.

Construction is an inherently risky task. By assigning heavy tasks to robots, and complete more complex services with humans, we can find a balance between efficiency and effectiveness. Difficult, dangerous and repetitive work can be completed rapidly, enabling human workers to perform more complex processes. Thus, robots can enhance employee safety in construction settings. Even small variations in operating costs can mean big savings in a $10 trillion industry. Many project fail due to insufficient margins. Safety also helps increase viability with fewer workplace injuries leading to lower operational costs. Automation for construction is enabled through superior engineering and materials, a massive breakthrough is achieved, and history is made.

AECROS addresses these issues with sophisticated engineering, automation, and an entirely new building method. Construction and housing will see positive change.