News

Robotics for European Digital Construction Strategy 30th November 2017
BERTIM Newsletter #5 published
Chairholder Presents Keynote at the Construction Management Institute and Construction Association of Hongkong on the Bridge to Advancement New Horizons in Hongkong s Construction Industry
Special Issue of Journal of Gerontechnology focussing on REACH outcomes and edited by Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio T. Bock published
"Exosceleton and Humanoid Robotics in Construction and Built Environment" Chapter has reached over 14000 downloads
Keynote at Singapore Contractors Association Built Environment Summit 2017
DFG awards Chairholder with Eugen und Ilse Seibold Preis 2017
Imagine the Future 2017 Keynote
Chairholder deliver Opening Keynote at "Imagine the Future" Symposium George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Chair is Scientific Committee Member of Future Furniture Design Research and Industry Conference
Special Invited Speeches of Chairholder at 17th National Construction Robotics Symposium and at Japan Society Civil Engineers in Tokyo Japan
Meeting Rooms at Boost Brothers are now named after Pioneers of Construction
br2 Chair Delivers Opening Invited Speech at Rais in Hongkong on 25th August 2017
Yearbook 2017 Interview
Exclusive Interview with an Industry Visionary
Chairholder Delivers Invited Keynote at Robotics Forum 3rd July Hongkong University Science and Technology
Transforming Construction by Robotics Opening Note by Chairholder
Eugen und Ilse Seibold-Preis der DFG geht an Thomas Bock von der TU München
Chairholder gives Keynote on Robotic Construction at Congreso Europeo sobre Eficiencia Energética y Sostenibilidad en Arquitectura y Urbanismo EESAP8
Chairholder Delivers Opening Keynote at Ace Workshop at Ecole Centrale France on 5th July

 

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