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Experts predict that approximately 60% of the buildings that will exist in 30 years have yet to be constructed, which is equivalent to building a city the size of Stockholm every week until 2050. However, the construction industry currently faces challenges in terms of available workforce and skills to meet the required pace of infrastructure and housing development. To address this issue, the concept of utilizing robots in construction emerges.

3D concrete printing is an innovative technology that employs 3D printers to construct various structures ranging from bridges and sculptures to houses and entire neighborhoods. These large-scale printers function similarly to their desktop counterparts but instead of ink, they extrude concrete. A massive robotic arm deposits the concrete layer by layer, similar to squeezing toothpaste from a tube, following the instructions provided in a digital blueprint. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the construction industry by enabling faster and more efficient construction processes.

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