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>> A house built by robots, it took around 18 days for the BatiPrint3D to complete its part of the work on this house. And its creators from the French University of Nantes says it's the world's first home to be built with a 3D printer. Using a special polymer material, the robot printed the walls for this house.
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And Professor Benoit Furet says this could be the future of waste-free construction.>>
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> Once you've printed the material you've used very little material and produced zero waste. And the other reason why we can say the material is good is that this material, once it's laid down, allows us to achieve efficiency in the house.
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Which means the wall is so insulating, you'll use very little energy to heat this house for 100 years.>> The 1,000 square-foot house has five rooms and will be allocated to a local family that qualifies for social housing. Authorities are planning further 3D printed projects in Nantes, a large city in Western France, including an entire housing estate.