Robot recycles concrete buildings

"Highly pressurized jets of water through the robot’s head break concrete down into a slurry that is packaged and recycled .The water extracted from the concrete is captured and reused to clean excavated steel rebar of dust and rust." (photo credit: fastcodesign.com)

“Highly pressurized jets of water through the robot’s head break concrete down into a slurry that is dried, packaged and recycled. The water extracted from the concrete is captured and reused to clean excavated steel rebar of dust and rust.” (photo credit: fastcodesign.com)

Could this robot be the evolution of how we build new cities in emerging markets?

As I read this story, I thought about third world areas that are crumbling from no infrastructures, no building materials and no access to clean water.

Maybe this future “small footprint” technology could catapult a city from its ruins by recycling old concrete structures and using “dirty water” resources to build a new city for people to thrive?

Read the full story on fastcodesign.com here.

Read more about slurry and sludge removal technologies here.

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