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3D printer and drone flying hybrids will repair roads and houses


High-tech robots based on 3D printerswill be able to help builders and repairmen with the creation and restoration of expensive, coastal fencing or buildings. Depending on the purpose, the robots will be flying, walking or floating, according to developers from three Danish companies, united to implement an innovative project.

Danish developers work as part of the implementationBreak the Grid project, which takes advantage of 3D printing. Currently, the most promising projects are six-legged robots for repairing pavement, flying drones - for insulation of building facades, and floating robots will strengthen the coastline.


GXN Innovation, The Danish AM Hub and MapArchitects are implementing a project to automatically repair infrastructure, and are now completing computer simulations of autonomous robots equipped with 3D printers. According to the designers, the project will greatly simplify the maintenance of infrastructure facilities, improve the environment and reduce the cost of repairs.

Road robots will be able to independently detectcracks and potholes on the road surface, and during repair use an innovative material in which mold spores are added to concrete, turning into calcium and filling the entire volume of the damaged road surface.


3D drones will be able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and save the environment in urban pollution during the repair of old buildings.

Strengthening the coastal zone will increaseReliability of protection against probable storms and hurricanes, increasingly arising due to global warming. Sandworms and piers will be based on sand from the seabed, which robots use in 3 D printers for restoration and creation of coastal protective structures.