Chair to Join Editorial Board Membership of the Journal "AI in Civil Engineering
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


Course Cycles

A wide-spread theoretical basic knowledge (theory), the impartation of methods and tools for problem solution and project realization (methodology), and the possibility to acquire problem and interest specific knowledge (specialization) is the foundation of the Master Course.

During the first Semester ...

basic knowledge is increasingly imparted. The basic knowledge is content wise wide-spread and ranges from construction systematic basics (P 03 ARC) over logistics and manufacturing-/ construction-processes (P 03 ARC, P 05 FEM) to lifecycle relevant technologies and assistive systems in buildings (P 03 ARC, P 04 BSP). Basics in innovation development (P 04 BSP, P 07 MOI) and socio-technological aspects (P 04 BSP, P 05 FEM) are also imparted. A small Preproject (P 01 pP) is supposed to introduce the students to the project work and to help them to realize their strengths and weaknesses at an early stage.

During the 2nd and 3rd Semester …

the project work is given priority. The tasks are set in a way that the students are able to use their learnt basic knowledge and to develop them further so they become personal approaches. The problem oriented approach shall motivate the students to acquire specific knowledge through the elective subjects. Interdisciplinary basics are also imparted in an integrated way by „learning by doing“.
The elective subjects are the second focus in the 2nd and 3rd semester. Through these the students can „line“ their projects and bring in their personal tendencies. In addition further obligatory subjects are deepened concerning the thematic fields of industrialization strategies (P 07 MOI), life-cycle relevant technologies and assistive systems in buildings (P 08 USE) as well as innovation development (P 11 Inc).

In the Master Thesis ...

the learned basic and specific knowledge as well as the learnt skills and methods are flowing together. According to interests and skills of the students the task can equally involve aspects of theory, methodology / project, and specialization or it can focus on one topic. The elaboration of the Master Thesis can take place as a pure project or as a pure scientific-theoretical discourse, which are the two „extremes“ in the spread of possible configurations. Usually a balance is aspired in order to fulfill the principle of the equally wide-spread and varied education.