An academic has proposed a “building a city by using robots” model of urban construction.
The project, called Urban Construction Academy, proposes a method for constructing urban structures in which robots are used to lift and lower the building, lift and unload materials, and move materials around.
The students are trying to apply the same process to designing cities in which cars, trucks, tractors, buses, trains, and bicycles are used as building materials, said the school’s principal, Dr David Rizzi.
“We have the technology to build cities with a very high degree of safety,” he told The Sunday Times.
“This has to be something that we are going to build a lot of, a lot more than we currently do.”
In the case of building in the US, we have a building code and there are strict requirements for construction that is completely different from the UK.
“I think that is going to change.”
The concept for the project was conceived by Dr Rizzii and his colleagues from the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Oxford University.
“The first step is to develop a prototype of a robot that can lift and move a concrete floor and then we can build a prototype,” Dr Rizi said.
“Then we will be able to develop it with the understanding that we can get a robot to move materials and materials around in the real world.”
Dr Rizzius suggested that the first step in the project would be to build robots that are built for human use, and then to train them in various tasks.
“For example, we are building robots that can move a floor that’s 3 metres high,” he said.
“Then in a building of 3 metres we would have to use a robot for this.
Then in a factory of 3m, we would use a robotic arm to lift the floor, and so on.”
Once we have these robots trained for certain tasks, then we will train them to move the materials, move the tools, and perform the tasks.
It’s an ambitious project.
“The students plan to work with local engineers and construction companies, and to train students in the technology and techniques.
The project will be funded by the government’s Advanced Robotics Centre, which has already funded a similar project using a robot in the UK, to build the world’s first building robot.
Dr Rizius said that the project will also be a step towards using technology in the future.”
As a robotics enthusiast I have always been fascinated by building systems,” he explained.
This is what I hope to achieve with Urban Construction Academies future projects, he said, adding that the idea was to “build the world”.