Construction Robots: The Search for New Building Technology in Japan

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ASCE Publications, Jan 1, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 130 pages
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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
WHAT IS A CONSTRUCTION ROBOT?
4
WHY JAPAN?
8
DEVELOPMENT
11
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT
15
CASE STUDIES
19
SINGLETASK ROBOTS
21
CONCRETE FLOOR FINISHING ROBOTS
22
ABCS
59
TUP
63
MCCS
66
PUSHUP
70
BIG CANOPY
72
AMURAD
74
GOALS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
77
QUALITY
81

SPRAYPAINTING ROBOTS
26
TILE INSPECTION ROBOTS
31
MATERIALHANDLING ROBOTS
36
IMPROVING SINGLETASK ROBOTS
41
FIREPROOFING ROBOT
45
CONSTRUCTION AUTOMATION
49
SMART System
52
WORK CONDITIONS
83
TECHNOLOGY
87
CONCLUSIONS
89
SINGLETASK ROBOTS
95
BIBLIOGRAPHY
123
INDEX
127
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