Iranians Developing Builder Robot
Economy, Sci & Tech

Iranians Developing Builder Robot

A team led by Iranian professor Behrokh Khoshnevis is working on developing robots that will be able to construct buildings in a single day.
Behrokh Khoshnevis, an Iranian professor at USC Viterbi School of Engineering in California, USA, has been working on Selective Separation Sintering process for 20 years so that he can build structures in an automated way using 3-D printing.
According to the professor, SSS is the first process that will work in zero gravity. Compared to expensive technologies like lasers, SSS provides more speed, accuracy and independence, and has high potential for space and planetary use, Mehr News Agency reported.
Khoshnevis, who is a two-time NASA competition winner, maintained that construction work is highly dangerous and statistics show that approximately 60,000 people lose their lives during construction.
“Construction also takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money, therefore building structures by robots is an urgent need,” he said.
The Iranian engineer added that his project has been followed up by NASA to be implemented on other planet.
“For years, I have been conducting various research and development on the construction of structures on the moon and Mars from the materials available in space. I am hoping to be able to apply this project in Iran as the first country of choice,” he said.
“With this method, a 200-meter structure can be built in one day. Of course, we will begin with smaller buildings and with bigger machines we can construct bigger structures.”
Khoshnevis’ Contour Crafting, a mega-scale 3-D printing process, won the grand prize in a 2014 NASA competition.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/D8ukUm
  1. http://goo.gl/zRkmyV
  • http://goo.gl/SWLCRA
  • http://goo.gl/l6csjl
  • http://goo.gl/ZcQF1Y
  • http://goo.gl/opu0Qi

You can also read ...

Iran-Afghanistan Trade Corridors to Bear Fruit for Both India, China
A strategic deployment of trade corridors is taking shape...
EIB Casts Doubt on European Plan to Salvage Nuclear Deal
The European Investment Bank’s global operations would be put...
India Says Iran Economic Ties Not Affected by US Sanctions
Less than three weeks before the first wave of US sanctions...
MTN Halts Iran Fiber Optic Investment
South Africa’s MTN has halted collaborations with Iranian...
Think Tank Recommends Ways of Overcoming JCPOA Challenges Facing EU
European efforts to keep Iran in the nuclear deal (formally...
Majlis Think Tank Calls for  Regulating Cryptocurrency
The research arm of Iran's Parliament has conducted a study on...
Stocks Bow to Systematic Risks
Systematic risks have caught up with the Iranian stock markets...
Warning to Banks Withholding Customer Data
The Iranian National Tax Administration’s special prosecutor...