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

Parallel Kinematic Construction Robot for AEC Industry

Maike Klöckner, Mathias Haage, Klas Nilsson, Anders Robertsson and Ronny Andersson
Pages 1488-1495 (2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan, ISBN 978-952-94-3634-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

This article reports work-in-progress of a parallel kinematic robot development for construction with main focus on the concept phase. We assume the weight distribution of the proposed structure enables integration of robotic components into construction equipment while enabling tailoring of important characteristics such as accuracy, stiffness and workspace toward application needs. We describe challenges as well as kinematics, simulation and an experimental setup for evaluating performance of the proposed concept in a construction experiment using a concrete build system.

Keywords: Parallel kinematic manipulator; Construction robotics; Concrete build system