Faculty Advisor

Pinciroli, Carlo

Faculty Advisor

Cowlagi, Raghvendra V.

Faculty Advisor

Huang, Xinming

Faculty Advisor

Lewin, Gregory Carl

Abstract

Robotic construction can drastically improve the efficiency and safety of construction. However, current robotic construction methods are limited by the types of structures robots can build and the ability for multiple robots to work collaboratively to build structures. This project creates an autonomous collective construction system in which two types of robots cooperate: construction robots and smart scaffolding robots. The latter robot type integrates electronics into building materials to create intelligent structures and allows for dynamic reassembling of existing components. In addition, we present a novel multi-robot collaborative building algorithm that showcases construction both with real and simulated robots.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-16

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Robotics Engineering

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