Chair for Building Realization and Robotics, Technische Universität München
Arcisstraße 21, D-80333 Munich, Germany
Received:March 30, 2016Accepted:March 31, 2016Published:April 20, 2016
Keywords:construction automation, single task construction robots (STCS), robotics in construction, automated construction sites
The following article reviews past and current tendencies and derives and describes opportunities for construction robotics and automation. There substantial evidence in the construction industry, that conventional construction methodology has reached its limits. Although approaches of construction robotics are still in an innovation or seed phase, it can be expected that with continuous effort put into research and development these approaches may soon enter a growth phase and encounter adoption on way larger scales. Furthermore, the article describes the different application of construction robotics, proving the ability and efficiency of robot systems in diverse fields. Currently, it can already be observed that single task construction robots, on-and-off site construction robots and automated construction sites are becoming even more and more crucial factors, in order to enhance the overall construction efficiency and building sustainability.
Cite this article as:Thomas Bock, “Construction Robotics,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.28, No.2, pp. 116-122, 2016.Data files:
A humanoid robot riding an excavator
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