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Advanced Timber Construction Platform: Multi-robot System for Timber Structure Design and Prefabrication

  • Hua Chai
  • Liming Zhang
  • Philip F. YuanEmail author
Conference paper

Abstract

Robotic Timber Construction has been widely researched in the last decade with remarkable advancements. While existing robotic timber construction technologies were mostly developed for specific tasks, integrated platforms aiming for industrialization has become a new trend. Through the integration of timber machining centre and advanced robotics, this research tries to develop an advanced timber construction platform with multi-robot system. The Timber Construction Platform is designed as a combination of three parts: multi-robot system, sensing system, control system. While equipped with basic functions of machining centers that allows multi-scale multi-functional timber components prefabrication, the platform also served as an experimental facility for innovative robotic timber construction techniques, and a service platform that integrating timber structure design and construction through real-time information collection and feedback. This platform has the potential to be directly integrated into timber construction industry, and contribute to a mass-customized mode of timber structures design and construction.

Keywords

Timber construction platform Multi-robot system Sensing system Control system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Architecture and Urban PlanningTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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