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Robotics: A new way to demolish buildings

A novel technological innovation could transform the building demolition industry.

July 16, 2013 |
The blog Technabob featured a novel technological innovation that could transform the building demolition industry.
Inspired by the movie "Wall-E," Swedish student designer Omer Haciomeroglu designed a robot prototype, called the ERO Concrete Recycling Robot, that uses water jets to break up concrete structures and then sucks up the water and debris for reuse and recycling. 
Haciomeroglu envisions a fleet of these robots scanning a job site and carefully taking down a structure and recycling its components. For instance, the clean aggregate could be sent to concrete precast stations for reuse, and the rebar can be cut on the spot for reuse, writes Technabob.
Haciomeroglu calls it "smart deconstruction" versus the "brutal pulverizing" that's common in the field. 
Check out Haciomeroglu's prototype (Click here for more on ERO):
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