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Iranian Engineer Develops Robots To Construct Buildings In One Day Via 3D Printing

First Posted: Jun 22, 2016 06:08 AM EDT

Iranian robots are being developed by a team of experts headed by Iranian professor Behrokh Khoshnevis of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in California, United States of America.  According to reports, the team is currently working on making a robot that can construct buildings in just one day.

The Iranian robot expert Khoshnevis confirmed in an interview about his project on Selective Separation Sintering process for  20 years now, with an aim of building structures in an automated procedure by using 3D printing. According to the professor, SSS is the initial process that is able to function in zero gravity. As compared to expensive technologies such as lasers, the SSS will offer precision, more speed and independence, and also has high potential for planetary and space use.

The two-time NASA competition winner, whose current Contour Crafting technology won the 2014 grand prize,  has maintained that the construction job is very risky, and based on statics, about 60,000 lost lives have been linked to construction. Given also the fact that it consumes a lot of time and money, Khoshnevis believes that building structures through robots is an immediate need, Spectrum reported.

The Iranian engineer also said that his project has been followed up by NASA and is expected to be performed on other planets as well. Khoshnevis added that he has done different research and development on the building of structures on Mars and the moon from the available materials found in space. With that, he hopes to implement this project in Iran.

Using the Iranian robot, a 200 m structure is expected to be constructed in just a day. However, the engineer said that they will have to start with smaller structures, and that with bigger machines they can build  bigger construction. He also added that this technology will enjoy vast  energy and environmental advantages, saying that any construction may have a distinct design of its own with complicated curves, according to Popular Science.

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