Bay Area Diamond Age announced this week that it has raised $ 8 million. The seed round is led by Prime Movers Lab and Alpaca VC and includes a number of other firms including Dolby Family Ventures, Calm Ventures, Gaingels, Towerview Ventures, GFA Venture Partners and Suffolk Construction.

The startup wants to put a number of new key technologies at the service of building houses with fewer workers in a significantly reduced time frame. Diamond Age claims that its technology, when fully implemented, will be able to reduce manual human labor by 55% and cut the construction time of a single family home from nine months to 30 days. Part of these funds will go into the implementation of the processes for the construction of a 1,100 square meter “demonstration house” as a proof of concept.

“We need to build high quality, affordable single-family homes for the next generation who aspire to the American dream,” said Co-Founder and CEO Jack Oslan in a press release, “and the only way to solve this problem is through automation. ”

Specifically, the company relies on robot and 3D printing solutions. The former includes a set of 26 different robotic arm attachments to aid in construction. This technology is coupled with a gantry-based 3D printing technology developed to construct interior and exterior walls for the structure.

In particular, the company wants to address the housing crisis in its backyard in the Bay Area. The systems are made available to construction companies via a RaaS rental model (robotics as a service). Pricing details for the system were not disclosed.