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Robot Oriented Design

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The Cambridge Handbooks on Construction Robotics discuss progress in robot systems theory and demonstrate their integration using real systematic applications and projections for offsite as well as onsite building production. The series is intended to give professionals, researchers, lecturers, and students conceptual and technical skills and implementation strategies to manage, research or teach the implementation of advanced automation and robot-technology-based processes in construction. Robot-Oriented Design introduces the design, innovation and management methodologies that are key to the realization and implementation of the advanced concepts and technologies presented in the subsequent volumes. This book describes the efficient deployment of advanced construction and building technology. It is concerned with the coadaptation of construction products, processes, organization and management, and with automated/robotic technology, so that the implementation of modern technology becomes easier and more efficient. It is also concerned with technology and innovation management methodologies and the generation of life cycle-oriented views related to the use of advanced technologies in construction.

Table of Contents

  1. Coverpage
  2. Half title page
  3. Title page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Glossary
  8. 1 Advanced Construction and Building Technology
    1. 1.1 Robot Technology Becomes Ubiquitous
    2. 1.2 The Origins of Automated Construction and Its Disruptive Nature
    3. 1.3 The Mission and Structure of the Series
      1. 1.3.1 Volume 1: Robot-Oriented Design – Design and Management Tools for the Deployment of Automation and Robotics in Construction
      2. 1.3.2 Volume 2: Robotic Industrialization – Automation and Robotic Technologies for Customized Component, Module, and Building Prefabrication
      3. 1.3.3 Volume 3: Construction Robots – Elementary Technologies and Single-Task-Construction Robots
      4. 1.3.4 Volume 4: Site Automation – Automated/Robotic On-site Factories
      5. 1.3.5 Volume 5: Ambient Robotics – Automation and Robotic Technologies for Maintenance, Assistance, and Service
  9. 2 The Structure of this Volume
  10. 3 The Role of Complementarity of Products, Organization, Information, and Machine Technology
    1. 3.1 Current State of Product Structures in Construction
    2. 3.2 Current State of Organization and Management in Construction
    3. 3.3 Informational Aspects in Construction
    4. 3.4 State-of-the-Art Machine Technology in Construction
      1. 3.4.1 The Roots of Component Manipulation in the Middle Ages
      2. 3.4.2 Bauschiffe (from 1910 onwards)
    5. 3.5 Neufert–Bauschiff/Hausbaumaschine (1943)
      1. 3.5.1 Mechanized On-Site Construction in Russia (since the 1940s)
      2. 3.5.2 7-Degrees-of-Freedom Manipulator Kinematics for Construction Purposes: Location Orientation Manipulator (1969)
      3. 3.5.3 Fusion of Prefabrication and Lifting Technology: BMW Tower (1972)
      4. 3.5.4 Zuse's Extendable/Retractable Helix Tower (1985–1995)
      5. 3.5.5 Focus on Machine Technology
  11. 4 Introduction of Relevant Terms, Concepts, and Technologies
    1. 4.1 Productivity, Efficiency, and Economic Performance
      1. 4.1.1 Means of Production
      2. 4.1.2 Productivity
      3. 4.1.3 Efficiency
      4. 4.1.4 Health and Safety
      5. 4.1.5 Quality and Construction Defect Rate
      6. 4.1.6 R&D Spending in Construction
      7. 4.1.7 Investment Strategy
      8. 4.1.8 Low Capital Intensity of the Construction Industry
      9. 4.1.9 Integration along the Value Chain
    2. 4.2 Multilevel Modularity (Products, Processes, Organization, and Machines)
      1. 4.2.1 Types of Modularity
      2. 4.2.2 Frame and Infill Strategies
      3. 4.2.3 Flexibility and Adaptability of Buildings: Role and Design of Interfaces and Connectors
      4. 4.2.4 Flexibility and Adaptability of Manufacturing Systems
    3. 4.3 Technology and Organization in Manufacturing
      1. 4.3.1 Representative Production Systems
      2. 4.3.2 Analysing Manufacturing Systems
      3. 4.3.3 Logistics, the OEM Model, and Supply Chain Design
      4. 4.3.4 Flexibility and Adaptability of Manufacturing Systems
      5. 4.3.5 Manufacturing and Sustainability
      6. 4.3.6 Future Concepts in Manufacturing
    4. 4.4 Automation and Robot Technology
      1. 4.4.1 Robot Kinematics
      2. 4.4.2 Actuators
      3. 4.4.3 Sensor and Process Measuring Technology
      4. 4.4.4 End-Effectors
      5. 4.4.5 Modularity in Robotics
      6. 4.4.6 Human–Robot Cooperative Manipulation
      7. 4.4.7 Towards Open Source in Robotics
      8. 4.4.8 New Manufacturing Concepts Based on Robotic Self-Organization
  12. 5 Complex Products in Other Industries and Relevance of Fixed-Site/On-Site Manufacturing Technology
    1. 5.1 Tunnelling by TBMs
      1. 5.1.1 Product
      2. 5.1.2 Manufacturing Strategy
      3. 5.1.3 Manufacturing System
      4. 5.1.4 Robot-Oriented Design
    2. 5.2 Shipbuilding
      1. 5.2.1 Product
      2. 5.2.2 Manufacturing Strategy
      3. 5.2.3 Manufacturing System
      4. 5.2.4 ROD
    3. 5.3 Aircraft Manufacturing
      1. 5.3.1 Product
      2. 5.3.2 Manufacturing Strategy
      3. 5.3.3 Manufacturing Systems
      4. 5.3.4 ROD
    4. 5.4 Automotive Manufacturing
    5. 5.5 Comparative Analysis
    6. 5.6 Performance Multiplication by Mechanization, Automation, and Robot Technology
    7. 5.7 Systematization of Final Assembly by a Combination of OEM and the Factory Approach
  13. 6 Synchronization of Organization, Building Structure, and Manufacturing Technology by Robot-Oriented Design
    1. 6.1 From DfX to ROD
      1. 6.1.1 Design for Production
      2. 6.1.2 Design for Function
      3. 6.1.3 Design for End-of-Life
      4. 6.1.4 Design for Business Model
    2. 6.2 Designing within Capabilities of the Manufacturing System
      1. 6.2.1 ROD Related to Production Aspects
      2. 6.2.2 ROD Related to Functional Aspects
      3. 6.2.3 ROD Related to End-of-Life Aspects
      4. 6.2.4 ROD Related to Business Model Aspects
    3. 6.3 Dimensions of ROD
      1. 6.3.1 Reduction of Kinematic/Mechatronic Complexity
      2. 6.3.2 Reduction of Sensor, Process Measuring, and Control Complexity
      3. 6.3.3 Reduction of Organizational Complexity
      4. 6.3.4 Reduction of Gripper-/End-Effector Complexity
      5. 6.3.5 Reduction of Information/Computational Complexity
      6. 6.3.6 Reduction of Complexity Throughout the Life Cycle
      7. 6.3.7 Complexity Reduction Along the Value Chain by ROD
    4. 6.4 Application of ROD in Various Architectonic Scales
    5. 6.5 Guidelines for Robotic Production and Assembly-Oriented Design in Construction
      1. 6.5.1 How Product Structure, Component Design, and Variation Influence the Manufacturing System
      2. 6.5.2 Identification and Coordination of Relations between Design and Manufacturing Methods
      3. 6.5.3 Geometric Coordination
      4. 6.5.4 Robotic Production–Oriented Design in Construction
      5. 6.5.5 Robotic Assembly–Oriented Design in Construction
      6. 6.5.6 Choosing, Designing and Redesigning of the Construction Robot System
  14. 7 Utilizing Innovation Science to Develop and Deploy Automated/Robotic Systems in Construction
    1. 7.1 Innovation Mechanisms in General
      1. 7.1.1 Typological Viewpoint
      2. 7.1.2 System Viewpoint
      3. 7.1.3 Process Viewpoint
      4. 7.1.4 Novelty Level Viewpoint
    2. 7.2 Innovation Mechanisms in Construction
      1. 7.2.1 Innovation by Production Technology
      2. 7.2.2 Innovation by Modularity
      3. 7.2.3 Innovation by Performance
      4. 7.2.4 Innovation by Technology Transfer
      5. 7.2.5 Innovation by Transformation
      6. 7.2.6 Innovation by Overlay
      7. 7.2.7 Innovation by Customer
    3. 7.3 Realizing Innovation in Construction by 7-Dimensional View
    4. 7.4 Examples for Application of the Proposed Methodology
    5. 7.5 Reverse Innovation – Using the Construction Industry as an Incubator for Future Manufacturing Systems
      1. 7.5.1 Current Strategy of Automation and Robot Technology Providers
      2. 7.5.2 The Idea of Reverse Innovation
      3. 7.5.3 Advanced Approaches to Be Re-transferred from Automated Off-/On-Site Construction
    6. 7.6 Concept of Life-Cycle Integrated Manufacturing Technology
  15. 8 Competitive Advantage by Co-adapted Expansion of Products and Manufacturing Systems
  16. References
  17. Index