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CU-brick cable-driven robot for automated construction of complex brick structures: From simulation to hardware realisation

Y Wu, HH Cheng, A Fingrut, K Crolla, Y Yam, D Lau

2018 IEEE International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots, SIMPAR 2018 | Published : 2018

Abstract

Robotic building construction has had significant advances in the recent decades, but also has various limitations. In particular, construction typically requires a robot to operate within a large space for long hours and be able to transport between sites. Cable-driven parallel robots (CDPRs) show strong potentials within the automation of construction due to its desirable characteristics, such as high payload-to-weight ratio, transportability, scalability and reconfigurability. This paper proposes a simulation-based analysis, design and pre-execution verification for a cable-driven brick structure building system (CU-Brick), among which a way to determine the buildable workspace where the ..

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