Keywords robotics, building industry, semi-autonomous vehicles
Start Date: 01-APR-92 / Duration: 48 months
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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.
Mr Friedrich Gebhart
D - 88410 Bad Wurzach
tel: + 49 / 7564-307-0
fax: + 49 / 7564-307-50
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
ROCCO - 6450, December 1993
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