Back in January, I shared the history of Luddism and predicted that we’re bound to see similar social turmoil as robots displace workers and factory lines get increasingly automated.

But the future is already here, it seems: BigRentz recently shared a fascinating infographic explaining how robots are changing the construction industry. Thankfully, from autonomous construction vehicles to exoskeletons and 3D-printed homes, robots are upgrading jobs rather than stealing them.

Read the full post  on BigRentz for more information on each piece of technology (especially if you’re writing a near-future novel like Toasters) or have a look at the infographic below for the four main types of construction robots:

Infographic Construction robots | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books