A cable driven parallel robot with a modular end effector for the installation of curtain wall modules

K. Iturralde, M. Feucht, R. Hu, W. Pan, M. Schlandt, T. Linner, T. Bock, J. B. Izard, I. Eskudero, M. Rodriguez, J. Gorrotxategi, J. Astudillo, J. Cavalcanti, M. Gouttefarde, M. Fabritius, C. Martin, T. Henninge, S. M. Normes, Y. Jacobsen, A. PracucciJ. Canãda, J. D. Jimenez-Vicaria, C. Paulotto, R. Alonso, L. Elia

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Abstract

The installation of curtain wall modules (CWMs) is a risky activity carried out in the heights and often under unfavorable weather conditions. CWMs are heavy prefabricated walls that are lifted normally with bindings and cranes. High stability is needed while positioning in order not to damage the fragile CWMs. Moreover, this activity requires high precision while positioning brackets, the modules, and for that reason, intensive survey and marking are necessary. In order to avoid such inconveniences, there were experiences to install facąde modules in automatic mode using robotic devices. In the research project HEPHAESTUS, a novel system has been developed in order to install CWMs automatically. The system consists of two sub-systems: A cable driven parallel robot (CDPR) and a set of robotic tools named as Modular End Effector (MEE). The platform of the CDPR hosts the MEE. This MEE performs the necessary tasks of installing the curtain wall modules. There are two main tasks that the CDPR and MEE need to achieve: First is the fixation of the brackets onto the concrete slab, and second is the picking and placing of the CWMs onto the brackets. The first integration of the aforementioned system was carried out in a controlled environment that resembled a building structure. The results of this first test show that there are minor deviations when positioning the CDPR platform. In future steps, the deviations will be compensated by the tools of the MEE and the installation of the CWM will be carried out with the required accuracy automatically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot
PublisherInternational Association on Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
Pages1472-1479
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789529436347
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot, ISARC 2020 - Kitakyushu, Online, Japan
Duration: 27 Oct 202028 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot

Conference

Conference37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot, ISARC 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKitakyushu, Online
Period27/10/2028/10/20

Keywords

  • Automation
  • Facade
  • On-site
  • Robotics

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