Functional requirements, technical specifications and economical feasibility on masonry robotic theme have been investigated. Two alternatives are discussed: a modular SCARA-based system and a six D.O.F. articulated configuration. Market prices of $310000 and $350000 respectively have been estimated for the systems with a payback period of 6 years with realistic partition wall sizes. Economic analysis shows that a critical factor in the feasibility of such automatic masonry systems is the partition wall size due to manual preliminary works, which require rather constant amount of time. To reach a proper technical and economical feasibility, partition wall as the end product has to be restricted. The results of the study will be used for planning future research projects.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 6th ISARC|
|Publisher||International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction I.A.A.R.C.|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
|MoE publication type||B3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings|
|Event||6th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction - San Francisco, United States|
Duration: 6 Jun 1989 → 8 Jun 1989
|Conference||6th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction|
|Period||6/06/89 → 8/06/89|
Lehtinen, H., Salo, E., & Aalto, H. (1989). Outlines of two masonry robot systems. In Proceedings of the 6th ISARC (pp. 143-150). International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction I.A.A.R.C..