Sunday, September 15, 2013

UPDATED--"Obama On Infrastructure: 'A Robot Can't Build A Road'"

Update below.
Original post:

Wrong-o Mr. President.
From GizMag:

The brick-road-laying Tiger Stone

The Tiger Stone laying a brick road
The Tiger Stone laying a brick road
Laying down paving bricks is back-breaking, time-consuming work... or at least, it is if you do it the usual way. Henk van Kuijk, director of Dutch industrial company Vanku, evidently decided that squatting/kneeling and shoving the bricks into place on the ground was just a little too slow, so he invented the Tiger Stone paving machine. The road-wide device is fed loose bricks, and lays them out onto the road as it slowly moves along. A quick going-over with a tamper, and you’ve got an instant brick road....MORE, including video.
A worker transferring bricks from the hopper to the pusher

The headline quote is via Business Insider.

Update: "Dear Mr. President, Robots CAN Repair Roads (GOOG)"