HP hunting for construction sites. Digitization is increasingly advanced and printers show the weight of the years: this is why the American giant has entered the field of robotics.
Siteprint is a small autonomous robot that can significantly speed up construction work by faithfully printing floor plans and guidelines from projects.
A robot "surveyor"
Robust, agile in movement and extremely precise, Siteprint is a super fast layout tool.
What does it essentially do? Use different inks to place precise lines, exact curves and faithful reproductions of floor plans on the floor.
Basically, create the track on which the oerai will raise walls, divide rooms and so on. A way to be even faster and more respectful of the designers' work, giving them the opportunity to focus on more creative tasks.
Floor plans, floor plans everywhere
Siteprint moves on its own and prints complex shapes on all types of floors, from porous surfaces like concrete and plywood to terrazzo, vinyl or epoxy. It also tolerates surface unevenness (it's a construction site, not Switzerland) and obstacles up to two centimeters (0,8 inches).
Its motion, position and fall arrest sensors make it almost infallible and able to bypass even unforeseen obstacles. In addition to the lines of the floor plans, it is able to print on the floor also notes and text notes of the architects. Just kick it off and then maybe take a look at it every now and then from a tablet.
Check it out in the video below.
I have no idea how much this HP gizmo will cost, but if the pricing doesn't change I imagine the robot will be very cheap, but the ink will cost a fortune.
I made the joke.