Proceedings of the 2023 European Conference on Computing in Construction and the 40th International CIB W78 Conference


Exploring a Design for Robotic Construction approach: two case studies matching robot and construction design features

Heyaojing Huang, Cynthia Brosque, Alberto Tono, Ashwin Agrawal, Martin Fischer
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, CA, USA

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2023.202
Abstract: As robots become more flexible to operate in unstructured environments, the AEC industry needs to facilitate the deployment of robots from design perspectives. However, today’s process of deploying robots typically starts while the construction phase is underway, lacking design methods for robotic construction. This paper explores a Design for Robotic Construction approach. First, a set of metrics was defined to analyze the match between the design features of construction projects and robots. Second, a user interface was prototyped to visualize these metrics and suggest design decisions for robots and construction projects. The approach was preliminarily validated in two pilot studies.