Robotics and Automation in Construction

Robotics and Automation in Construction

This free 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.


  • Trends in Robotics and Automation in Construction
  • Construction Automation and Robotics
  • Mechanising, Robotising and Automating Construction Processes
  • Powerline Communication in Home-Building Automation Systems
  • Towards n-D Construction Visualization: Cost Integration into 4D Models
  • Developing Construction CAD-Based Experience Management System
  • Applications of Computer Aided Design to Evaluate the Zoning of Hazard Prevention in Community Neighbours
  • Adding Value in Construction Design Management by Using Simulation Approach
  • Risk and Reliability Analysis of Flexible Construction Robotized Systems
  • Precast Storage and Transportation Planning via Component Zoning Optimization
  • Pose Estimation of Construction Materials by Acquisition of Multiple IDs of Devices
  • High PerformanceTracking Control of Automated Slewing Cranes
  • Enhancing Facility Management Using RFID and Web Technology in Construction
  • Improving Human-Machine Interfaces for Construction Equipment Operations with Mixed and Augmented Reality
  • An Active Technology for Improving the Sound Transmission Loss of Glazed Facades
  • Development of Adaptive Construction Structure by Variable Geometry Truss
  • Robotic Excavation
  • Development of a Semi-Automated Cost- Effective Facade Cleaning System
  • Design and Feasibility Verification of a Knee Assistive Exoskeleton System for Construction Workers
  • A Robot Application for Analysis, Survey and Conservation of Historical Architectures
  • Performance Tests for Wireless Real-Time Localization Systems to Improve Mobile Robot Navigation in Various Indoor Environments
  • Laser Energy Transmission for a Wireless Energy Supply to Robots
  • Advanced Control Schemes for Cement Fabrication Processes

Book Details

Author(s): Carlos Balaguer and Mohamed Abderrahim
Publisher: InTech
Format(s): PDF
File size: 53.24 MB
Number of pages: 404
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