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Robotics and Automation in Construction

Edited by Carlos Balaguer

Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain


This book addresses several issues related to the introduction of automaton and robotics in the construction industry in a collection of 23 chapters. The chapters are grouped in 3 main sections according to the theme or the type of technology they treat. Section I is dedicated to describe and analyse the main research challenges of Robotics and Automation in Construction (RAC). The second section consists of 12 chapters and is dedicated to the technologies and new developments employed to automate processes in the construction industry. Among these we have examples of ICT technologies used for purposes such as construction visualisation systems, added value management systems, construction materials and elements tracking using multiple IDs devices. This section also deals with Sensorial Systems and software used in the construction to improve the performances of machines such as cranes, and in improving Human-Machine Interfaces (MMI). Authors adopted Mixed and Augmented Reality in the MMI to ease the construction operations. Section III is dedicated to describe case studies of RAC and comprises 8 chapters. Among the eight chapters the section presents a robotic excavator and a semi-automated façade cleaning system. The section also presents work dedicated to enhancing the force of the workers in construction through the use of Robotic-powered exoskeletons and body joint-adapted assistive units, which allow the handling of greater loads.

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Robotics and Automation in ConstructionEdited by Carlos Balaguer

Published: October 1st 2008

DOI: 10.5772/86

ISBN: 978-953-7619-13-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5736-6

Copyright year: 2008

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148131 Total Chapter Downloads

61 Crossref Citations

61 Web of Science Citations

123 Dimensions Citations


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1. Trends in Robotics and Automation in Construction

By Carlos Balaguer and Mohamed Abderrahim


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2. Construction Automation and Robotics

By Thomas Bock


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3. Mechanising, Robotising and Automating Construction Processes

By Frans van Gassel and Ger Maas


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4. Powerline Communication in Home-Building Automation Systems

By Elena Mainardi and Marcello Bonfe


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5. Towards n-D Construction Visualization: Cost Integration into 4D Models

By Katherine A. Liapi and Theodora Paschoudi


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6. Developing Construction CAD-Based Experience Management System

By Yu-Cheng Lin


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7. Applications of Computer Aided Design to Evaluate the Zoning of Hazard Prevention in Community Neighbours

By Kuo-Chung Wen


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8. Adding Value in Construction Design Management by Using Simulation Approach

By Hemanta Doloi


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9. Risk and Reliability Analysis of Flexible Construction Robotized Systems

By Calin Ciufudean


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10. Precast Storage and Transportation Planning via Component Zoning Optimization

By Kuo-Chuan Shih, Shu-Shun Liu and Chun-Nen Huang


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11. Pose Estimation of Construction Materials by Acquisition of Multiple IDs of Devices

By Tomohiro Umetani, Kenji Inoue and Tatsuo Arai


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12. High PerformanceTracking Control of Automated Slewing Cranes

By Frank Palis and Stefan Palis


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13. Enhancing Facility Management Using RFID and Web Technology in Construction

By Yu-Cheng Lin


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14. Improving Human-Machine Interfaces for Construction Equipment Operations with Mixed and Augmented Reality

By Xiangyu Wang


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15. An Active Technology for Improving the Sound Transmission Loss of Glazed Facades

By Berardo Naticchia, Alessandro Carbonari and Sara Spadoni


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16. Development of Adaptive Construction Structure by Variable Geometry Truss

By Fumihiro Inoue


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17. Robotic Excavation

By Ahmad Hemami


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18. Development of a Semi-Automated Cost- Effective Facade Cleaning System

By Ernesto Gambao, Miguel Hernando and Dragoljub Surdilovic


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19. Design and Feasibility Verification of a Knee Assistive Exoskeleton System for Construction Workers

By SeungNam Yu, SeungHoon Lee, HeeDon Lee and ChangSoo Han


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20. A Robot Application for Analysis, Survey and Conservation of Historical Architectures

By Michela Cigola and Marco Ceccarelli


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21. Performance Tests for Wireless Real-Time Localization Systems to Improve Mobile Robot Navigation in Various Indoor Environments

By Yong K. Cho, Jong-Hoon Youn and Nam Pham


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22. Laser Energy Transmission for a Wireless Energy Supply to Robots

By Nobuki Kawashima and Kazuya Takeda


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23. Advanced Control Schemes for Cement Fabrication Processes

By Susana Arad, Victor Arad and Bogdan Bobora


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