Publications / 2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan

Education of Open Infra BIM based Automation and Robotics

Kolli Tanja and Heikkilä Rauno
Pages 757-764 (2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan, ISBN 978-952-94-3634-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper presents the learning outcomes of the Open InfraBIM and Construction Automation workshop in OuluZone motorsport Center, Finland, during October 2019. Totally of 45 students from the University of Oulu, the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, and the Oulu Vocational College were challenged to build the Speedway track by using the latest tools, such as real-time cloud service, work machines with automated 3D control systems, and drones. Furthermore, an autonomous excavator was demonstrated to the participants during the workshop. The students were divided into six groups. Each group had six different interesting tasks of a typical construction site guided by teachers and technology company experts. The idea was to practice real construction site work and problem solving. The feedback from the students, teachers and technology company experts were positive. The practical learning has found to be an excellent way to educate open infraBIM based automation and robotics.

Keywords: Automation; Education; Infra Built Environmental Information Model (infraBIM); Robotics