Perth robotic technology company FBR Limited (ASX: FBR) has completed mechanical assembly of the first next-generation Hadrian X®.
The next-generation Hadrian X® is the latest iteration of FBR’s bricklaying construction robot, designed to be able to lay at speeds of up to 500 blocks per hour (equating to up to ~120m2 per hour), with the potential to complete both the external and internal walls of a standard double brick house in a single day.
The next-generation Hadrian X® features a shuttle block delivery system designed to lay any existing commercially available blocks, as well as the ability to lay blocks not yet available on the market, including large blocks measuring up to 600mm x 400mm x 300mm and weighing up to 45kg. The shuttle delivery system is also designed to be adaptable to handle other products such as roof tiles subject to further future development.
The lengthened 32m telescopic boom arm of the next-generation Hadrian X® provides further reach than its predecessor, enabling construction of walls three storeys high from the roadside as well as the ability to lay blocks within 50mm of existing walls. The improved design of the saw module of the next-generation Hadrian X® enables it to make height, mitre and gable cuts to blocks, further increasing the capability of the Hadrian X®.
The next-generation Hadrian X® is designed with distributed control architecture, leading to a highly reliable system which allows for individual modules to be customised, repaired and swapped efficiently. Most of the ancillary equipment of the Hadrian X® is self-contained, greatly improving deployment efficiency.
Commissioning activities for the next-generation Hadrian X® continues with expected completion by 31 March 2023. Following completion of commissioning activities, the Hadrian X® will be calibrated and tested before being utilised for demonstration activities to potential WaaS® partners domestically and internationally.