When artificial intelligence finally takes over the world, there's at least once thing we can look forward to: Robot real estate looks pretty good.

This 3D printer can construct the entirety of a 650-square-foot model house in 12 to 24 hours. Not bad for a day's work.

The model has a living room, bedroom, bathroom, and a curved porch - and it all looks pretty cosy.

The robot prints the walls, roof and floor, while the windows, doors and plumbing are added by a human worker.

This isn't just to look cool.

Over one billion people in the world live without a place to call home, according to a World Resources Institute report.

This first model of the 3D-printed house, recently unveiled in Austin, Texas, is a step towards providing shelter in these communities.

Building a house by hand is time-consuming and costly. But the 3D printer can cut costs to just $10,000 (£7,172) and plans to lower that even further to $4,000 (£2,868).

The project is thanks to homebuilding startup ICON and international non-profit New Story.

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