High-tech automation plants are building homes faster than ever before and experts say they could help the construction industry deal with chronic labor shortages. Developers, such as Marriott, are paying workers 30% higher wages due to labor shortages and using high-tech automation plants to meet rising demands.
One high- tech plant near Baltimore is using robots to help it construct buildings in sections. Experts say modular construction is a great asset and would not take jobs away because workers are always needed to supervise the automation process. However, the negative stigma attached to automated modular construction must be alleviated before we can see just how far robots can take us into the future.