Publications / 2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland

Business Development Opportunities for Robotics in Dutch Construction Industry

Koos Johannes
Pages 215-218 (2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland, ISBN 978-90-6814-574-8, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper describes a research project of the Dutch foundation for building research, aimed at identifying and describing the key technologies for robotics and automated production systems in the building & construction industry. The project focusses on the dutch building & construction industry (housing & utility buildings excluding civil engineering constructions). The main goals of the project are to:

  • Describe the available technologies, relevant for automated production systems, currently reffered to as:
    • Construction robots and/or computercontrolled machines
    • Automated buildingfactories
    • Computer aided manufacturing
  • Identify the opportunity area’s for succesfull implementation of automated production systems
  • Describe the consequences of applying automated production systems for the organization of small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s)
  • Develop a detailed plan for knowledge transfer.
Keywords: Off-site construction, product/market/technology mapping, business development, SME’s