Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas Denizel

Faculty Advisor

Pinciroli, Carlo

Abstract

Currently, automation is becoming more important to industry, and soon, construction work may be completed by robots. In the construction industry a large amount of resources are used to erect buildings. Increasing automation will help this problem by decreasing the project’s time and overall cost. This report presents a design to automate construction using two systems that autonomously build structures. Each system is simple and works with the other to achieve a complex task beyond either’s individual ability. The first system is a distributed control and guidance scaffolding that acts as both the physical support and source of instructions. The other is a mobile builder robot that incrementally adds new scaffolding and building blocks to build the required structures.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Interdisciplinary

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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