The aim of this paper is to focus on special items of research and development (R&D) areas in which Taisei Corporation (Japan) is active, to discuss some of the issues involved in automation research and the importance of information management in automation and robotics, and to delve into the possible future of construction robotics and automation. In the first section the authors break automation and robotics down into four levels: simple mechanization, robots, mechanized construction systems, and fully automated construction. Each is discussed separately and, with the exception of fully automated construction, examples of R&D in each category are described. The second section describes information-integrated construction (IIC), which can be defined as the use of computer technology to collect, store, manipulate, enhance, and display construction information and expertise as a way to streamline the construction process.

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  • Authors:
    • Fujinami, Y
    • Mitsuoka, H
    • Suzuki, A
    • KIMURA, T
  • Publication Date: 1995-11


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  • Accession Number: 00713891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1995 12:00AM