CoBuilt Towards a novel methodology for workflow capture and analysis of carpentry tasks for human-robot collaboration

Dagmar Reinhardt, M. Hank Haeusler, Lian Loke, Eduardo de Oliveira Barata, Charlotte Firth, Nariddh Khean, Kerry London, Yingbin Feng, Rodney Watt

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Abstract

Advanced manufacturing and robotic fabrication for the housing construction industry is mainly focused on the use of industrial robots in the pre-fabrication stage. Yet to be fully developed is the use on-site of collaborative robots, able to work cooperatively with humans in a range of construction trades. Our study focuses on the trade of carpentry in small-to-medium size enterprises in the Australian construction industry, seeking to understand and identify opportunities in the current workflows of carpenters for the role of collaborative robots. Prior to presenting solutions for this problem, we first developed a novel methodology for the capture and analysis of the body movements of carpenters, resulting in a suite of visual resources to aid us in thinking through where, what, and how a collaborative robot could participate in the carpentry task. We report on the challenges involved, and outline how the results of applying this methodology will inform the next stage of our research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolutio
EditorsJosé Pedro Sousa, Gonçalo Castro Henriques, João Pedro Xavier
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages207-216
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207198
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event37th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe and 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics, eCAADe SIGraDi 2019 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 11 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume3
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference37th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe and 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society Digital Graphics, eCAADe SIGraDi 2019
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period11/09/1913/09/19

Keywords

  • Collaborative Robots
  • Interaction Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotic Fabrication
  • Training Methodology

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