Site Automation: Automated/Robotic On-Site Factories

Thomas Bock, Thomas Linner

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The Cambridge Handbooks on Construction Robotics discuss progress in robot systems theory and demonstrate their integration using real systematic applications and projections for off-site as well as on-site building production. Site Automation extends the new technology of robotics in building-component manufacturing and construction introduced in earlier volumes to on-site structured environments and on-site automated factories. This volume explores 30 different worldwide systems within a careful analytical framework in which the best conceptual features are extracted in order to help professionals and researchers develop new applications. The analytical approach splits the systems studies into a technical portion and a portion that focuses on parameters related to productivity, efficiency, and economic performance. A benefit of automated on-site factories is the integration of several stand-alone, single-task construction robots into structured on-site environments with networked machine systems to show improvements in on-site organization, integration, and material flow. Focuses on machine technology A new interpretation of architecture and construction: from building 'construction' to building 'production' Follows a cross disciplinary approach that relates traditional architectural and construction knowledge with the latest knowledge from manufacturing, automation and robot technology.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages329
ISBN (Electronic)9781139872027
ISBN (Print)9781107075979
StatePublished - 18 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


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