In the future, robots and advanced 3D printers will be used to erect buildings. Take the Vulcan for instance: it is a 3D printer capable of building 800 sq.ft homes in under 24 hours for a few thousand dollars. Such a technology can revolutionize home building in underserved communities.
As Jason Ballard, co-founder of ICON, explains:
with 3D printing, you not only have a continuous thermal envelope, high thermal mass, and near zero-waste, but you also have speed, a much broader design palette, next-level resiliency, and the possibility of a quantum leap in affordability. This isn’t 10% better, it’s 10 times better
This portable printer can work even when water and power are limited.