How a Robot-Built Habitat on Mars Could Change Construction on Earth

Tiny robot holding screwdriver

The industry needs to find a new way to move forward.

October 14, 2019
Drew Turney - Engineering News-Record

According to a 2018 report by the International Energy Agency and UN Environment, the global construction industry is responsible for 39% of energy-related carbon-dioxide emissions. That is a huge, scary number—but one that comes with an equally large opportunity to mitigate climate change. The 2015 Paris climate talks revealed that by using existing technology, construction could cut global carbon emissions by up to a third.

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