Concrete buildings get "eaten" by this robot

02/27/2014 | Discovery · Inhabitat

Demolishing concrete structures has always been a messy business, but using the award-winning ERO robot, developed by Omer Haciomeroglu, of the Umea Institute of Design in Sweden, could change that. "The ERO Concrete Recycling Robot was designed to efficiently disassemble concrete structures without any waste, dust or separation and enable reclaimed building materials to be reused for new prefabricated concrete buildings," explained Haciomeroglu. The robot cracks the concrete using a water jet, uses vacuum suction to "eat" it, and then separates and packages the material, making the process energy-efficient, according to reports.

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