This robot could be laying your floor tiles soon

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Protype of tilling robot.

Researchers from the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), established by National Research Foundation Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, (ETH), have developed a robot prototype that can lay floor tiles more efficiently than the human counterpart.

Professor Fabio Gramazio, the project team leader that developed the prototype, stated that the team does not believe in simple substitution of manpower but in the synergy of humans and robots working together in the same environment.

Minister for National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, commented that he saw great potential for application in our construction industry and added that the Building and Construction Authority "will be happy to provide some funding support to help change status quo".

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