The future is now: A house built in a day by a printer, and managed by computers and robots
Over the weekend an interesting presentation video was going viral across the industrial spectrum. ¬†A 400 sq. ft. house was printed (manufactured) in a city in Russia in just 24 hours.
Engineered by a company named Apis Cor, this groundbreaking project required only a minimal amount of human labor, and was able to ‘print’ a solid eco-friendly domicile in under one day even in temperatures falling below zero.
And the cost of this house? ¬†Just over $10,000.
While 3D-printing may have been faded away in recent years from the spotlight of core “disruptive” technologies, that may soon change again after a company managed to 3D-print an entire house in just 24 hours. Located in Russia, the following 400-square-foot home, or 37 square meters, was built in just a day, at a cost of slightly over $10,000.
The Apis process is unique in that it eliminates the need to transfer the printed blocks to the construction site.
“Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours,” the company said.
The main components of the house, including the walls, partitions and building envelope are printed solely with a concrete mixture. Once the house has been completed, the printer is removed with a crane-manipulator and the roof is then added, followed by the interior fixtures and furnishings, as is a layer of paint to the exterior of the house.
The total construction cost of the house: $10,134.
The initial house consists of a hallway, bathroom, living room and kitchen and is located in one of Apis Cor’s facilities in Russia. The company has claimed that the house can last up to 175 years. – Zerohedge
Yet while your home can be constructed in a day by a computerized 3-D printer, how about the upkeep and daily functions you require inside that house? ¬†Well that solution may also already be here as a number of computerized robots are ready to do more than act as kiosks and vending machines at your local McDonalds.
The Moley Robotic Kitchen
The kitchen ‚ÄĒ arguably the hub of the house ‚ÄĒ is now getting a technological touch through smart refrigerators that can notify when something is running low, keep a grocery list, provide live pictures of its contents, come equipped with a touch screen that has computing abilities (like keeping a calendar) and even interact with other appliances or computers within the kitchen. So what about something that can truly lug its computer-run, machined weight around? Moley introduced a kitchen robot that will actually cook dinner from start to finish ‚ÄĒ finish being clean up and dish duty ‚ÄĒ all with a pair of robotic arms.
The Moley robotic kitchen is slated for a 2017 release to consumers as a package made up of four units: the arms, an oven, a stove top and a touchscreen. Recipes are loaded into the computer in iTunes-style and are constantly updating. – KSL
The future of robotics and 3-D printing to not only function inside the home, but to also construct the home itself. is now here.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for The Daily Economist, Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular youtube podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.