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Robot builds roof structure

A new and large robot has gone into service at the Erne timber construction company in Stein, canton Aargau, where it is building a complex roof structure consisting of 45,000 parts on its own.
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A new and large robot has gone into service at the Erne timber construction company. (Generic image)

This 50-metre-long gantry robot, the largest timber construction robot in Europe, is now building a roof made up of 45,000 interwoven pieces of pinewood. The robot will be hammering about 1 million nails into the roof. It saws, planes, sands and hammers, all by itself. The robot is located at the Erne timber construction company in Stein, canton Aargau.

This robot opens up completely new perspectives. Free-form architecture was unusual until now because it was impossible to construct with a robot. However, the new machine can now handle this work, as it can carry out extremely complex tasks.

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