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Challenges for robotic in situ fabrication in architecture and construction

Monday, 10 September 2018

In a recent article, researchers discuss challenges and opportunities for robotic in situ fabrication in architecture, construction, and beyond.

The researchers support the discussion with an example of a robotically-fabricated digital concrete wall. Source: PIRO4D / Pixabay.

The researchers support the discussion with an example of a robotically-fabricated digital concrete wall. Source: PIRO4D / Pixabay.

While a consensus exists that advanced digital and mechatronic technology is on the cusp of profoundly impacting virtually every manufacturing and industry sector, there are some industries that seem to have profited far less from this ongoing ‘revolution’. One prominent example of this is the construction sector and, in particular, building construction.

An inherently multidisciplinary challenge

In a new paper, scientists aim at discussing some of the reasons for this apparent lack, and some reasons why this might change in the near future. They introduce the problem of digital in situ fabrication as both a significant challenge and a huge opportunity. The researchers support the discussion with an example of a robotically-fabricated digital concrete wall. Overall, they find that solving in situ fabrication constitutes an inherently multidisciplinary challenge.

The study is published in: Cement and Concrete Research Volume 112, October 2018, Pages 66-75.

Image source: Pixabay

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