Outlines of two masonry robot systems

Hannu Lehtinen, Esko Salo, Heikki Aalto

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th ISARC
    PublisherInternational Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event6th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 6 Jun 19898 Jun 1989


    Conference6th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco


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