The world’s first tunnel built by robots has been unveiled at hyperTunnel’s research and development facility in the North Hampshire Downs, U.K.
PBC Today reports the robot-constructed underground structure is the latest development in the hyperTunnel process, which has been explored as a possible solution as low-disruption tunnel repairs for Network Rail’s regional railway infrastructure, which includes approximately 650 Victorian age tunnels.
The new automated construction method is designed to build tunnels over 10 times faster and at half the cost of conventional methods.
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Source: PBC Today