Robot Assembly System for Computer-Integrated Construction


ROCCO - 6450

Keywords robotics, building industry, semi-autonomous vehicles


Start Date: 01-APR-92 / Duration: 48 months

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Objectives

The objective of ROCCO is to develop a robot assembly system for masonry construction. The robot will be used to assemble prefabricated blocks that are joinable without conventional mortar. The robotic system will be integrated into a complete computer-based construction system including programming and control facilities.

Two manipulators will be developed: one with a working height of 3.5 metres for house-building, and the other with a 10-metre working height for industrial construction. Supporting vehicles, sensors, grippers and control systems will be developed within the project. A particular problem which will be tackled is combining automatic and manual telemanipulation of the robot, including switching between the two.

Programming and simulation will include:

The control will include sensor integration and on-line compensation as well as a high sophisticated user interface.

A pilot demonstration is foreseen at a lime-sand brick manufacturer and at a construction site for industrial buildings. Exploitation of the results will be achieved through several members of the consortium who supply equipment to the construction industry.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Friedrich Gebhart
LISSMAC GmbH
Lanzstr. 4
D - 88410 Bad Wurzach
tel: + 49 / 7564-307-0
fax: + 49 / 7564-307-50
telex: 7321963

Participants

LISSMAC GMBH - D - C
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID - E - P
CRIF/WTCM INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION - B - P
ISOCOM - D - P
BAUUNTERNEHMEN GERHARD MAYER - D - A
BERGHOF LABOR - D - A
UNIVERSITÄT KARLSRUHE - D - A
KALK SCHENCKING - D - A
IASA - E - A
AUXINI - E - A


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ROCCO - 6450, December 1993


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