Sydney: An Australian engineer has built a robot that can build a house in two hours, and work every day to build houses for people.

While, humans need four to six weeks to put a house together, besides availing weekends and holidays, the robot can work much faster without breaks.

Mark Pivac said the reason behind its creation is due to the lack of available workers -the average age of the industry is getting much higher, and the robot might be able to fill some of that gap.

"People have been laying bricks for about 6,000 years, and ever since the industrial revolution they have tried to automate the bricklaying process," Pivac said. But despite thousands of years gone by , most bricklaying is still done by hand.

Hadrian works by laying 1,000 bricks an hour, letting it put up 150 houses a year. It takes a design of the house and then works out where all of the bricks need to go, before cutting and laying each of them. It has a 28-foot arm, which is used to set and mortar the brick, thus it doesn't need to move during the laying.

Pivac will now work to commercialize the robot, one of its first kinds globally.

`Robots will make us their pets in future'

Robots will make us into their pets because we just want to be taken care of, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has warned. Wozniak, who is sceptical of artificial intelligence taking over the world, believes that it will be good for us since robots will opt to keep us as part of nature. "It will be hundreds of years down the stream before they'd even have the ability. By that time, the robots will be aware of their place in the world and opt to keep us around, in the same way we keep family dogs. They will also be smarter," he said.

Courtesy Times Of India