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Robotic Building Construction By Contour Crafting
Contour Crafting, a computerized construction method that rapidly 3D-prints large-scale structures directly from architectural CAD models, has been awarded the grand prize in the 2014 "Create the Future" Design Contest. Invented by Behrokh Khoshnevis, a professor at the University of Southern California, Contour Crafting automates the construction of whole structures and radically reduces the time and cost of construction. The technology could lead to affordable building of high quality, low income housing; the rapid construction of emergency shelters; and on-demand housing in response to disasters. NASA is looking at the technology for building moon and Mars bases.

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