Major Factors in Robotization of Construction Operations
Robotization and automation of a construction process requires engineering approaches different from those that are applicable in factory automation. Construction site differs from industrial plant in scale of operation, mobility, type of processes and the work environment. A greater intelligence, load, and force range is needed for a construction robot. The main reasons for using robots in construction operations are: to improve safety of workers and eliminate dangerous operations; to increase productivity; and to improve final quality. This paper presents a systematic approach to study the feasibility of robotics in construction operations. A knowledge-based expert system is introduced which allows the contractors to perform preliminary study for the automation. The model can be used as a guideline in evaluating potential construction operations for the automation.
KeywordsConstruction Industry Work Task Feasibility Analysis Georgia Tech Construction Equipment
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