Automation and Robotics in Construction XI

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Alan Chamberlain
Newnes, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 730 pages
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Sourced from international experts, this book presents papers dealing with a wide range of soft and hard research issues at various stages of development in the field. Some cover entirely new ground, whilst others reflect progress on the sometimes frustrating path to truly robust technology. Of particular interest are contributions discussing issues of exploitation and commercialisation, the integration of end products within the design and construction processes incorporating information technology (IT) and the impact of the emerging technology on the culture and organisation of the construction industry. A mark of growing maturity is apparent in the coverage of health and safety and related social issues. This is complemented by a clear commitment to the consideration of human factors and the environment.

It is hoped that by promoting a wider debate on the matters of future technology and its horizons, on the identification of what industry needs from the research and development community and on building effective partnerships between academia, industry and government, the publication not only addresses the practical commercial obligation to seek robust solutions for today's problems, but will stimulate research for the years to come.

 

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Contents

HEALTH AND SAFETY
1
ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND DRILLING OPERATIONS
47
MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
87
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION AND SURFACE PROCESSING
117
CADCAM INNOVATION AND APPLICATIONS
155
EXCAVATION GROUNDWORKS AND UNDERGROUND TRANSPORT
187
NATIONAL VIEWS AND EXPLOITATION ISSUES
215
VIRTUAL REALITY AND MANMACHINE INTERFACE
239
CONSTRUCTION PLANNING PROCESS CONTROL AND SYSTEMSARCHITECTURE
391
TUNNELLING AND VENTILATION
417
TUNNELLING
441
BUILDING AND LARGE SCALE CONSTRUCTION
457
UNMANNED VEHICLES MOBILE CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS
481
EXPLOITATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
515
MANIPULATORS AND CRANES
555
OFFSITE MANUFACTURING AND MATERIAL HANDLING
579

EXCAVATION AND GROUNDWORKS
263
CONSTRUCTION PLANNING PROCESS CONTROL AND SYSTEMSARCHITECTURE
281
MAPPING MEASUREMENT AND GUIDANCE SYSTEMS
305
STRATEGY ECONOMICS AND JUSTIFICATION
333
ROBOT CONTROL PATH PLANNING AND POWER
367
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE ROBOTS
603
NATIONAL VIEWS AND SOCIAL ISSUES IN EXPLOITATION
633
IMAGE PROCESSING AND ROBOT VISION
657
MANIPULATORS TOOLS AND MATERIAL HANDLING
691
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