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Comparison of Construction Robots and Traditional Methods for Drilling, Drywall, and Layout Tasks

TitleComparison of Construction Robots and Traditional Methods for Drilling, Drywall, and Layout Tasks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBrosque, C, Skeie, G, Örn, J, Jacobson, J, Lau, T, Fischer, M
Conference Name2020 International Congress on Human-Computer Interaction, Optimization and Robotic Applications
Date Published06/2020
Conference LocationAnkara, Turkey
KeywordsConstruction Robots, Drilling Robot, Drywall Robot, Layout Robot, Quality, Robotics Evaluation, Safety, Schedule
Abstract

As robotic construction methods start being adopted on sites, construction managers should be able to answer how robots will impact safety, quality, schedule, and cost on a given project compared to traditional, manual methods. This study developed three comparative cases evaluating a drilling robot, a drywall robot, and a layout robot against traditional construction methods. We established an initial feasibility check that evaluates the lit between product, organization, and process variables, and then measures the robot's impact on safety, quality, schedule, and cost. This study also outlines common implementation challenges to become aware of the effort faced to harness the robots' benefits and provides strategies to mitigate these challenges. Finally, we recommend that a framework for analysis be formalized on the basis of the analysis method and the comparison variables presented in the paper.

DOI10.1109/HORA49412.2020.9152871