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Modular Interior Finishing and Renovation Robot System


Solutions:

The robots were composed by a modular system:
A basic modul, which adopts movement & orientation

Additional work modules, which could be installed on the basic modul

Work modul (drilling & plugging):

  • Drill machine
  • Wall drill
  • Vacuum system
  • Cross table for exact positioning
  • Form feed unit

Basic modul (movement & positioning):

  • Suitable for on-site use track vehicle with electric motor, barrier detecting sensors, orientation by infrared camera & a system for image data processing

 

Opreating sequence:

  • Preparation: Calibration of drilling points, bottom fracturing by chalk line
  • Crude positioning of the robot by manual control
  • Robot moves automatically to first drill point along chalk line
  • Automatic exact positioning
  • Vertical movement & interlocking to the floor
  • Drilling
  • Replacement of the suspending brackets into wall driller & assembling
  • Lowering, moving to next drilling point

Publications:

Bock, Thomas; Kreupl, Klaus
Procedure for the Implementation of Autonomous Mobile Robots on the Construction Site. - In: ISARC 2004, 21st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, September 21 - 25, 2004, Jeju, Korea, Proceedings, S. 304-309

Bock, Thomas
Man Machine Systems in Construction Automation and Robotics. - In: Automation als interdisziplinäre Herausforderung, GMA-Kongress, Baden-Baden, 07./08. Juni 2005

Bock, Thomas
Construction robotics. Vol. 22:3 of Autonomous Robots. USA: Springer Science + Business Media, 2007.

Work modul (drilling & plugging):

Drill machine
Wall drill
Vacuum system
Cross table for exact positioning
Form feed unit