Publications / 1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan

Robot-Oriented Design

Thomas-Alexander Bock
Pages 135-144 (1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan, ISSN 2413-5844)

The aim of this paper is to give architects and engineers who are involved in the design of buildings and components certain, guidelines for the "robot-oriented design and re-design" in order to support further spread of robotic technology in construction. Most of the construction and building costs are determined at the design stage. Final on-site construction operations should already be considered at the design stage of buildings and elements. Modern buildings consist of many subsystems; a coordination of all building subsystems is necessary considering constraints of robotic technology. In order to establish determined conditions for robotic on-site operations, the elements of building subsystems have to be geometrically and physically well defined. The problem of varying accuracies can be controlled by designing a compliant building system. The assembly stage is one of the final production phases before the product can be utilized and therefore the shorter the on-site assembly lasts, the higher the profitability of the building becomes.

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