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Investigating the use of unmanned plant machinery on construction sites

Investigating the use of unmanned plant machinery on construction sites
Investigating the use of unmanned plant machinery on construction sites
The UK Construction Sector has been estimated to contribute 8% of the UK’s GDP [1]. The worldwide recession has forced construction companies to introduce and adopt cost saving measures to increase productivity. Several robotic building systems are in development for the Construction Sector such as the PERI’s Automatic Climbing System [2] and Brokk’s remote-controlled demolition machines [3], but there has been little implementation on live sites. Construction sites by their very nature are dynamically changing environments, so if human input was removed entirely, a robot would need a high level of awareness of the current state of the building project in order to navigate and carry out its tasks
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Barlow, Chris, Prior, Stephen D., Erbil, Mehmet Ali, Lewis, Darren, Brazinskas, Mantas, Mielniczek, Witold, Bell, Jonathon, Irps, Thomas and Karamanoglu, Mehmet (2010) Investigating the use of unmanned plant machinery on construction sites. International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering Systems, Taiwan, Province of China. 16 - 20 Dec 2010.

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Abstract

The UK Construction Sector has been estimated to contribute 8% of the UK’s GDP [1]. The worldwide recession has forced construction companies to introduce and adopt cost saving measures to increase productivity. Several robotic building systems are in development for the Construction Sector such as the PERI’s Automatic Climbing System [2] and Brokk’s remote-controlled demolition machines [3], but there has been little implementation on live sites. Construction sites by their very nature are dynamically changing environments, so if human input was removed entirely, a robot would need a high level of awareness of the current state of the building project in order to navigate and carry out its tasks

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Published date: December 2010
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering Systems, Taiwan, Province of China, 2010-12-16 - 2010-12-20
Organisations: Aeronautics, Astronautics & Comp. Eng

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Local EPrints ID: 342987
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342987
PURE UUID: 5afa89aa-5614-4893-b2bc-4af5820fb365
ORCID for Stephen D. Prior: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4993-4942

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Date deposited: 19 Sep 2012 13:26
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:26

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