Invasion of the (robot) bricklayers

British brickies could find themselves losing work to robot counterparts in a matter of months due to a new technological development from New York-based Construction Robotics.

The Times reports Construction Robotics is developing robo brickies, capable of laying up to 3,000 bricks a day, compared to the human average of 500. The paper adds the devices are already being employed on a handful of sites in the US, with the robo brickies expected to arrive in Britain in a matter of months.

Recruiter wonders whether this development will inspire a new Terminator film, in which Arnie tells his foreman he’ll be back, but then only returns after an extended tea break.

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