Researchers from MIT's Mediated Matter Group designed a robotic platform that can 3D-print architecture. The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) consists of a large industrial robot arm with a smaller KUKA robot attached to it. The large arm gives the robot its reach. The KUKA robot provides precise control and can be fitted with a variety of tools such as foam and concrete sprayers.
DCP recently printed a building. The entire 167-square-meter structure—the largest ever printed by a mobile robot—was created in just 13.5 hours.