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Robotic bricklayer builds houses 3x faster than humans

Geoff Riley

13th April 2017

If you are looking for a vivid example of capital labour substitution in economics then this short video of a robot that can lay bricks several times faster than humans could be perfect! But how likely is it that the robot will head down to the pub, cafe or betting shop after work to support the local economy?

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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