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MIT scientists have designed a new robotic system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building, an advance that would make building houses a faster, less expensive process.
The building could also be completely customised to the needs of a particular site and the desires of its maker.
Even the internal structure could be modified in new ways, researchers said.
Different materials could be incorporated as the process goes along, and material density could be varied for optimum combinations of strength, insulation, or other properties.