FBR announced the arrival of its first next-generation Hadrian X construction robot in the US.

After customs clearance, the unit will undergo site acceptance testing at a Fort Myers, Florida facility. Testing includes an outdoor build with bond beam blocks and inspection by an independent structural engineer.

Successful testing triggers a US$600,000 ($889,758) payment from CRH Ventures to FBR and initiates a demonstration program.

The program aims to construct external walls for five to ten single-storey houses using the Hadrian X.