The WLTR robot that can wall triumphs in Europe and makes a name for itself

26. 03. 2024 | Natalie Bezděková

Robotic bricklaying is not only the domain of the domestic market. Representatives from Wienerberger travelled to the European Robotics Forum (ERF) to present their product. And it was worth it! The WLTR masonry robot came second in the euRobotics Technology Transfer competition for linking academia and industry. This is an achievement that Wienerberger is celebrating and has big plans for WLTR. Already this year, the first batch of these robots is due to work on construction sites.

“After many years of development, testing and preparation, we have received an award from a scientific panel headed by Dr. Werner Kraus (Head of Robotics, Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart). We are proud that our Czech solution has an impact on sustainability in the construction industry,” says Jaromír Sadloň, head of GreenBuild, a subsidiary of Wienerberger.

The awards were presented during the three-day European Robotics Forum in Rimini, Italy, one of the largest events for robotics and artificial intelligence in Europe. The WLTR robot shone in the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2024, marking another milestone in its development.

“The long-standing drive for innovation and robotics in the construction industry is now bearing fruit abroad. We are excited that the Czech robotic masonry project has the potential to succeed not only at home but also abroad. We believe that the market will quickly respond to WLTR and help solve key problems in the construction industry,” adds Petr Magda, Managing Director and Commercial Director of Wienerberger.

And what about the name of this masonry robot? The company opted for the technical name WLTR, which opens the door to creative thinking and inspires imagination about its use around the world. And the construction season for WLTR starts soon, with its first deployment on a construction site this year.


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Natalie Bezděková

I am a student of Master's degree in Political Science. I am interested in marketing, especially copywriting and social media. I also focus on political and social events at home and abroad and technological innovations. My free time is filled with sports, reading and a passion for travel.


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