JAES Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
Mr. Iturralde guest speaker at New York University and Oregon State University
Best Paper Award ISARC 2020 for Mr. Kepa Iturralde as lead author of br2 team and EU project Hephaestus team for an 8 CDPR
Chair honoured for Cofounding new Domain of Construction Robotics 42 years ago, ISARC in 1984, IAARC in 1990
Doctorate candidate Mr. K. Iturralde in charge of innovative cable stayed facade assembly robot at spanish construction site
Chair on Robot Revolution: Will they replace us?
Chair s keynote 13th November 2020 at Ecole des Ponts - Paris Tech, Lafarge Holcim: “Design challenges of 3 D printing in the construction industry: towards more efficient housing construction”
Chair speaks on 4 Decades of Construction Robotics at IROS 2020
Chair recieves Recognition for 40 + Years of Pioneering Construction Robotics Development and Activities
Detailing of MAIA project use cases in collaboration with Japan and Hong Kong partners
TUM-br2 contributes to ISARC 2020 conference: 6 papers, keynote speeches, session chairs, BOD meetings, etc.
We are guest editing an upcoming Focused Section on "Mechatronics and Automation for Construction" in the Journal IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS (TMECH).
Standardisation for deployment of Construction Robots
Joint student (master and PHD candidates) project with major industry stakeholder: Munich City Utilities & Transportation Corporation (SWM)
Chair opens Buit Tech Conference
Chair`s keynote for serial and modular construction workshop
Offsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction
ISO/TC314 Ageing Societies Progress Overview
Space AGE Space - Elderly Care in a Digitally Connected World
Chair Interviewed by Real Estate Journal


Master Project: Developing Interior Smart Units for Older Persons Living with Dementia – novel care solutions in the COVID-19 context

The COVID-19 context (and similar crises and pandemics that may come up in the future for which the world needs to better prepared) implies a series of challenges and constraints on future care and health care. Specifically, older persons who often have multimorbidities belong to the so-called vulnerable group of the population. In general, with regards to care for older person in ageing society, the following response categories can be identified:

  1. “Before” – prevention, physical/functional training, and the building up of resilience among older persons in general.

  2. “During” – Managing the impact of “social distancing” on care, individual well-being, independent living, etc.

  3. “After” – solutions/interventions to manage once affected like modular ICUs specifically designed for handling COVID-19 cases of similar future instances of it (as suggested by Prof. Bock) or maybe even solutions for instantly deployable modular hospitals that can on demand be allocated/re-allocated within Europe or maybe even by WHO on a worldwide basis. China showed how it works – but it could be even done much better if this approach would be more formalized and systemized, equipped with high-tech, etc.

Carefully designed and human-centered technology-based and digital solutions can play a crucial role in responding to the challenges. In the care context, specifically older persons living with dementia and the carers and care systems working with them are among the most affected ones.

Chair: Chair of Building Realization and Robotics, Prof. T. Bock, Dr. T. Linner (course coordinator)

Language: English, English support (i.e. lecture/learning materials in English, group work/individual reviews in English)

Study level: Master

Kick-off date: 22.04.2020

Meetings: Wed. 13:15 – 17:45

Learning Mode (for SS 2020 due to COVID-19 context): 

The course was in TUM-Online enabled as E-Learning Kurs (Moodle). All instructions (including teaching materials, lectures, tasks, etc.) will be provided in Moodle; face-to-face meetings (on-desk critique meetings, intermediate and final presentations, etc.) will be carried out on Adobe Connect (which has a direct link with Moodle; invitations to the face-to-face meetings in Adobe Connect will be provided to students in Moodle).

Students log in to Moodle with their TUM account on:

Note: Students register for the course on TUM-Online. All registrations are by TUM online automatically transferred to Moodle.

Interm. reviews: TBD

Final Presentation: 22.07.2020


Contact person:

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Linner

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