DARPA is trying to figure out how to build homes that use 3D printing to make the most of existing materials.
The agency has just awarded $25 million to the University of Delaware to develop a 3-D printer that could help make the materials for homes in developing countries more accessible and more affordable.
The program aims to help people with disabilities access homes for less than $300 per square foot, a number that has not been achieved in the United States.
The technology would enable homebuilders to build affordable housing with materials like carbon fiber and other materials that are less expensive and require less maintenance than traditional materials.
According to DARPA, this is the first time the agency has awarded a $25-million research grant for this type of technology.
The company has received $7.5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop the device.
It would be a boon for home builders, because 3D printers are widely used in the construction industry, where the traditional methods of casting and casting resin require specialized machines and tools.
The new technology would allow homebuilders the ability to print their own building materials for $300 or less per square-foot.
The 3D-printed house can also be used to make structures out of materials like concrete, fiberglass, wood, and aluminum.
This means that it could potentially save hundreds of millions of dollars in construction costs, as well as save the cost of materials, as it would be much more difficult to replace a damaged house that was not 3D machined to its original dimensions.
In addition to providing affordable housing, the DARPA grant could also help build 3D models of houses that can be more resilient to earthquakes and tsunamis.
DARPA says that 3D houses can be built using the new 3D software that can produce 3D representations of the underlying structure and the ground.
It also said that this could allow researchers to design a 3rd-party model of a house that could be printed to accurately reflect the actual design of the house.
The technology is not without its challenges.
The device is still in the testing phase and could not be mass produced.
But DARPA said that if it works well, it could help with some of the challenges that face home builders.
DARpa said that the 3D house could help save lives, reduce costs, and increase efficiency.
It is also the first of its kind that uses a material that is not readily available from any existing supplier.