Robotic technologies for on-site building construction: A systematic review

Show simple item record Gharbia, Marwan Chang-Richards, Alice Lu, Yuqian Zhong, Ray Y Li, Heng 2021-08-02T04:07:56Z 2021-08-02T04:07:56Z 2020-11-1
dc.identifier.issn 2352-7102
dc.description.abstract Robotic technologies for building construction represent a significant departure from conventional construction approaches. The use of robots is likely to bring a host of opportunities that transform the way we design and construct buildings. To gain an improved understanding of the trend and trajectory of research on robotics application for on-site building construction, this paper provides a systematic review of 52 articles identified through the PRISMA protocol and meta-analysis. The results show that robotic technologies for on-site construction is a growing application field, where additive manufacturing (AM), automated installation system, automated robotic assembly system, autonomous robotic assembly, and robotic bricklaying seem to be most studied and have a potential to influence the development of robotics research in building construction. While most research discussed single construction activities related to vertical reinforced concrete (RC) elements, masonry walls, steel beams, curtain walls, gypsum boards, and floor tiles, only a few papers proposed an integrated robotized construction site. It is suggested that the building construction industry and research organizations could benefit from the current product and work processes that can be improved by taking some measures through innovative construction materials, improved robotics hardware, and more advanced engineering design to streamline construction workflows to achieve a complete on-site robotic system.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Elsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Building Engineering
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dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Technology
dc.subject Construction & Building Technology
dc.subject Engineering, Civil
dc.subject Engineering
dc.subject Robotics
dc.subject Building construction
dc.subject Automation
dc.subject A systematic review
dc.subject CONCRETE
dc.subject WALL
dc.subject PERFORMANCE
dc.subject FOAM
dc.subject 0905 Civil Engineering
dc.subject 1201 Architecture
dc.subject 1202 Building
dc.title Robotic technologies for on-site building construction: A systematic review
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101584
pubs.begin-page 101584
pubs.volume 32 2021-07-23T03:53:52Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Review
pubs.subtype Journal
pubs.elements-id 817320
dc.identifier.eissn 2352-7102
pubs.number 101584

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