News

Eastman Symposium: Robot Oriented Design for Industrialization
Automatisierung am Bau erreicht nächstes Level
Chair to Join Editorial Board Membership of the Journal "AI in Civil Engineering
JAES Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
Mr. Iturralde guest speaker at New York University and Oregon State University
Best Paper Award ISARC 2020 for Mr. Kepa Iturralde as lead author of br2 team and EU project Hephaestus team for an 8 CDPR
Chair honoured for Cofounding new Domain of Construction Robotics 42 years ago, ISARC in 1984, IAARC in 1990
Doctorate candidate Mr. K. Iturralde in charge of innovative cable stayed facade assembly robot at spanish construction site
Chair on Robot Revolution: Will they replace us?
Chair s keynote 13th November 2020 at Ecole des Ponts - Paris Tech, Lafarge Holcim: “Design challenges of 3 D printing in the construction industry: towards more efficient housing construction”
Chair speaks on 4 Decades of Construction Robotics at IROS 2020
Chair recieves Recognition for 40 + Years of Pioneering Construction Robotics Development and Activities
Detailing of MAIA project use cases in collaboration with Japan and Hong Kong partners
TUM-br2 contributes to ISARC 2020 conference: 6 papers, keynote speeches, session chairs, BOD meetings, etc.
We are guest editing an upcoming Focused Section on "Mechatronics and Automation for Construction" in the Journal IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS (TMECH).
Standardisation for deployment of Construction Robots
Joint student (master and PHD candidates) project with major industry stakeholder: Munich City Utilities & Transportation Corporation (SWM)
Chair opens Buit Tech Conference
Chair`s keynote for serial and modular construction workshop
Offsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction

 

Construction Robotics Laboratory


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Prof. Bock is involved in more than 10 flexible prefabrication systems, 50 individual construction robot systems, 30 automated building construction and deconstruction (urban mining) sites, predominantly in Japan, Singapore, USA, France, Germany, Netherlands and Scandinavia. Since 1990, a multitude of automated high-rise sites have been operated by various Japanese companies in Asia. .Also in European construction firms flexible site-automation systems have adopted nowadays.

Most of these achievements were obtained by highly experimental research approaches. Therefore the Construction Robotics Laboratory and the Teleconstruction Site in Garching are designed as an experimenting laboratory, i.e. an "Incubator". Incubators are used in innovation science and the R&D-industry to specifically generate inventions or to systemize the invention process. In the Construction Robotics Laboratory students and researchers can experiment with robotic systems and mechatronics in the field of building production and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). The Construction Robotics Laboratory provides a fully equipped mechatronics workshop and supervision by the Chair staff. While in many projects simple design models are having priority, in the Construction Robotics Laboratory more complex functional demonstrators or experimental superstructures are implemented. The scale of the implementation is task-related. The Construction Robotics Laboratory imparts basics of the systematic development of demonstrators.

The "One to One scale" robotically fabricated components can be further verified on the Teleconstruction Site thus closing the research and development value chain. Recently, a Korean Post Doc researcher, developed at the Construction Robotics Laboratory technologies which are now in use by Samsung Construction. In 2011, Korea's first automated construction site adopted, under the supervision of the Chair for Building Realization and Robotics, the chair's concept of Robot Oriented Design. Due to foreign student apartment shortage 50 temporary "habitec" units will be installed on the teleconstruction site for our chairs masterstudents by "ROD"(Robot Oriented Design) and "DCD"(Demografic Change Design) rules as ambient assisted living site.

Advisors along with our workshop technicians, provide their support to the students, concerning the realization of given or personal projects.