Swarms of robots: the future of underground construction?
Time-consuming, slow and expensive, tunnelling can delay and increase the costs of construction schemes – as seen with megaprojects such as Crossrail.
Is there a better way of doing things? A way to avoid the pitfalls of previous projects and increase efficiency and speed? And are robots the answer?
The University of Birmingham has teamed up with hyperTunnel to examine the potential for robots to do just that.
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