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Australia’s one-armed bricklaying robot just established a beachhead in the US

Former Caterpillar executive Steve Pierz has been appointed Chief Innovation Officer at Perth-based Fastbrick Robotics. Pierz joins after 29 years at Caterpillar in engineering and leadership roles. His appointment establishes a Fastbrick office in US to lead North American expansion. Fastbrick Robotics, the maker of the one-armed robot bricklayer, has […]
Australia’s one-armed bricklaying robot just established a beachhead in the US
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Now there’s a robot to replace builders who cut and carry timber

AutoSaw could be a portable solution to cutting and carting timber Can safely handle cutting needs that have to be done on-site Can also prep timber ready to assemble into furniture Australia’s one-armed robot bricklayer may soon have a timber-cutting companion on construction sites around the world. Less than two […]
Now there’s a robot to replace builders who cut and carry timber
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The one-armed robot bricklayer is getting its own advisory committee

Fastbrick Robotics, the maker of the one-armed robot bricklayer, announced the formation of an advisory committee to help the company expand and launch a commercial version of its automated home builder. The first member of the advisory committee is construction expert Curtis Rodgers, the Principal Vice President at Brick & […]
The one-armed robot bricklayer is getting its own advisory committee
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Fastbrick has started building another one-armed robot bricklayer

Fastbrick Robotics has decided to start building a second prototype Hadrian X, the commercial version of its one-armed bricklaying robot. Mark Pivac, Chief Technology Officer, says the the board has agreed to adopt the latest high technology best practices and invest in a second Hadrian X prototype. “The 2nd Hadrian […]
Fastbrick has started building another one-armed robot bricklayer
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Caterpillar just bought a stake in Australia’s one-armed robot bricklayer

The US construction machinery giant Caterpillar has just invested in Fastbrick Robotics, the Perth-based maker of the one-armed robot bricklayer. The two also have a memorandum of understanding to develop a collaboration on the development, manufacturing, sales, and services of Fastbrick’s robotic bricklaying technology. Fastbrick Robotics has also agreed to […]
Caterpillar just bought a stake in Australia’s one-armed robot bricklayer
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The one-armed bricklaying robot is in a trading halt

Perth-based Fastbrick Robotics has gone into a trading halt as it prepares an announcement on an equity raising. The maker of the one-armed robot bricklayer says it’s in the process of finalising a placement. “We are expecting to announce the completion of the capital raising before trading commences on Tuesday […]
The one-armed bricklaying robot is in a trading halt
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The world’s first commercial robot bricklayer will be released in 2017

Perth-based company Fastbrick Robotics says its one-armed bricklaying robot is on track for commercial release this calendar year. A short time ago, the company’s shares were up 4% to 12.5 cents. Fastbrick company listed on the ASX in November 2015 in a reverse takeover of DMY Capital. An oversubscribed IPO […]
The world’s first commercial robot bricklayer will be released in 2017
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Australia’s one-armed bricklaying robot has just raised $8 million

A major Australian ethical investment manager, Hunter Hall, just made a $8 million investment in Fastbrick Robotics, the creator of the one-armed bricklaying robot. Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited paid 8.1 cents a share, a 6.9% discount to Tuesday’s closing price, to give it 17.2% in Fastbrick. The shares jumped […]
Australia’s one-armed bricklaying robot has just raised $8 million
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The work of the one-armed Australian bricklaying robot now has council approval

A house built using the same bricks and adhesive system used by a one-armed bricklaying robot developed in Australia has received local government and engineering approval. Fastbrick Robotics, in a quarterly report to the ASX, says the Perth house was built by Archistruct Builders & Designers using a proprietary system […]
The work of the one-armed Australian bricklaying robot now has council approval