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"the [science fiction] writer should be able to convince the reader (and himself) that the wonders he is describing really can come true...and that gets tricky when you take a good, hard look at the world around you."
- Frederik Pohl

Construction Robot  
  Autonomous robots work on construction sites.  


(Construction robots from Runaway)

From Runaway, by Michael Crichton.
Published by Tri-Star Pictures in 1985
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Compare to the spider construction robot from The Web Between the Worlds (1979) by Charles Sheffield.

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