HEPHAESTUS

By R2M Solution | The proposal addresses novel concepts for introducing Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the Construction Sector where, at this moment, the presence is minor.

Nvidia partners with Japan’s Komatsu to make construction safer with AI

Japanese construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu will work with Nvidia to use artificial intelligence to make construction sites safer.<p>Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia announced the deal at its GTC Japan event, where CEO Jensen Huang said that Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs, which …

Construction

NASA to announce that they will use robots to build structures on Mars

- On Tuesday, November 7 at 10 a.m. CST, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will make a significant announcement about using …

UN to set up AI and robot monitoring station in The Hague

The United Nations is to open a new office in The Hague to monitor the development of robots and artificial...

Robots

Origami robots transform like Optimus Prime

“On-site morphing” turns them into wheels, ships, and even gliders

Robotics

Investors should wake up to Japan’s robotic future

Joseph Quinlan<p>Due largely to unfavourable demographics, few countries have had more obituaries written about it than Japan. In the hierarchy of …

Panasonic Develops 3D LiDAR Sensor Enabling 3D Detection of Distances with Wide Angle of View

The FINANCIAL -- Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a 3D LiDAR sensor that accurately measure the direction of and distance …

Panasonic

Leafy tower sprouts in Singapore’s Central Business District

The Oasia Downtown is a mixed-use office and hotel tower designed by Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA, which set out to create “an alternative …

Green Infrastructure and the WELL Building Standard

It was launched in 2014 and there are already a few hundred registered or certified WELL projects around the world. So far, WELL has been optimised …

Construction

Robots bridge the gap in 3D printed construction at Tongji University

As one of the most impressive feats of civil engineering, bridges have become the ultimate goal of a number of projects in architectural 3D printing. …

Urban Planning

British Airways Business Life

Caterpillar Backs Bricklaying Robots With $2M

Caterpillar will invest $2 million in Fastbrick Robotics Limited per a 12-month Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The two companies will "discuss …

Caterpillars

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches.<p><b>The construction industry</b> employs …

Construction

Innovation 2050 - A Digital Future for the Infrastructure Industry

Executive summary<p>The construction site of 2050 will be human-free. Robots will work in teams to build complex structures using dynamic new materials. …

Innovation

Robots for Resilient Infrastructure

An International Robotics Challenge Event<p><b>27th & 28th June</b> <b>2017</b>. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.<p><b>‘In the air, on the ground, underground and underwater</b> …

Robot Arms Will Need to Learn to Balance Before They Can Build

Eventually, this technology could help us build robots that can build us homes on Mars.<p>At the 2017 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) last week, researchers from ETH Zurich in Switzerland revealed a robotic system capable of stacking and balancing irregularly shaped items. …

Robotics

Nature to the rescue: Using ecosystem services to reduce flood risks

In Sierra Leone, over 3 million people live in increasingly vulnerable coastal areas. Finding innovative and sustainable ways to work together with, …

Assembly unanimously passes robot-delivery bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Robot delivery vehicles could soon be rolling down Wisconsin sidewalks.<p>The state Legislature has given final approval to a bill …

System can 3-D print an entire building

Robotics in construction by Thomas Bock, euRobotics & TU München

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Hephaestus – EU Project

• a prototype cable robot, designed to build, repair and maintain a building façade;<br>• a prototype building and curtain wall system, suitable for robot …

When it rains, Los Angeles sends billions of gallons of 'free liquid gold' down the drain

During one of this winter’s frequent storms, sheets of rainwater spilled from roofs, washed across sidewalks and down gutters into a sprawling network of underground storm drains that empty into the Los Angeles River channel.<p>Normally a thin flow of treated sewage, the river swelled with …

Water

Bricklaying robots set to replace human builders on hundreds of UK construction sites

Robots that can lay six times as many bricks a day as human builders are set to turn the construction industry on its head.<p>New York-based firm …

Robots

Japan's labor-scarce building sites automating, turning to robots, drones

Construction sites in Japan are enjoying a wave of automation amid an increasing shortage of laborers, with the introduction of robots to do heavy …

Robots that paint, clean HDB blocks to be tested shortly

Robots may soon take over cleaning and painting high-rise buildings here, thanks to a new automated gondola system co-developed by Singapore …

Robots construct an art gallery in Shanghai from recycled gray bricks

Archi-Union Architects have completed an unusual art exhibition space in Shanghai with the help of robots. Created for the Chi She artist group, the …