The system, Hadrian X, consists of a robotic arm mounted on a truck. This makes the whole system movable so that it can be deployed where needed. The truck is loaded with the bricks that will be needed and the whole construction is first planned by creating a digital model. This model is used on site by the robotic arm to deploy the bricks.
The company has signed an agreement with Caterpillar and is planning to start operation in Saudi Arabia. The system has several advantages over humans laying bricks beyond being faster. It is more accurate and the accuracy (sub mm precision) lets designers to preinstall infrastructures (pipes and ducts) in the bricks. The sealing is done using an adhesive that is more effective than mortar (and does not overflow into pipes, clogging them).
Hadrian X can lead to a disruption in the AEC area (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) since is changes the value chain letting architects use computer for engineering resulting in a digital model (something that is already done today) that is directly used by a robot for construction. That digital model is transformed into a digital twin of the construction. I recently spoke with people of ARUP a major player int he AEC area and discovered their interest in assessing the potential of digital twins in their area.