Construction Robots: The Search for New Building Technology in Japan
ASCE Publications, Jan 1, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 130 pages
This book presents Japan"s achievements in the development and application of over 100 construction robots and five automated systems. The Japanese have progressed far beyond the U.S. in these new technologies, which are already having a revolutionary impact on Japanese architecture. The impact of robotics has already begun to show measured improvements in quality, productivity, and safety in construction.
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