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              SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build

              SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build (Hardback)

              By Waldman, Jonathan

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              A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks. Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive t...hemselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one--from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers--has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day's work involves countless variables--bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed men from the repetitive, toilsome burden of laying bricks. (Bricklayers lift the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days.) Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter's boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer--soon to be in-laws--cofounded a humble startup called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run startup sought to reimagine the behemoth $10 billion construction industry--the second biggest industry in America--in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, brings readers inside the world of the renegade company revolutionizing the
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              ISBN 9781501140594
              Released AU 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              Rust: The Longest War

              Rust: The Longest War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Waldman, Jonathan

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              A thrilling drama of man versus nature-detailing the fierce, ongoing fight against the mightiest and unlikeliest enemy: rust.

              ISBN 9781451691603
              Released AU 1 May 2016
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build
                

              SAM: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build (EPUB ebook)

              By Waldman, Jonathan

              • RRP: $101.50
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              A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers-far from the Silicon Valley limelight-and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks. Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive the...mselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one-from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers-has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day's work involves countless variables-bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed men from the repetitive, toilsome burden of laying bricks. (Bricklayers lift the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days.) Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter's boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer-soon to be in-laws-cofounded a humble start-up called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run start-up sought to reimagine the behemoth $1 trillion construction industry-the second biggest industry in America-in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, brings readers inside the world of the renegade company revolutionizing the most t
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              ISBN 9781501140617
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              Released AU 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Rust: The Longest War
                

              Rust: The Longest War (EPUB ebook)

              By Waldman, Jonathan

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              A thrilling drama of man versus nature-detailing the fierce, ongoing fight against the mightiest and unlikeliest enemy: rust.

              ISBN 9781451691610
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              Released AU 10 Mar 2015
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              Sam: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build
                

              Sam: One Robot, a Dozen Engineers, and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Waldman, Jonathan; Read by Brill, Corey

              • RRP: $78.50
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              A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks.Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive th...emselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one--from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers--has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day's work involves countless variables--bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed men from the repetitive, toilsome burden of laying bricks. (Bricklayers lift the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days.) Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter's boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer--soon to be in-laws--cofounded a humble startup called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run startup sought to reimagine the behemoth $10 billion construction industry--the second biggest industry in America--in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, brings readers inside the world of the renegade company revolutionizing the
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              ISBN 9781797102184
              Released AU 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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