RoBétArmé Project: Human-Robot Collaborative Construction System for Shotcrete Digitization and Automation through Advanced Perception, Cognition, Mobility, and Additive Manufacturing Skills
We are thrilled to announce the release of a groundbreaking article titled “RoBétArmé Project: Human-Robot Collaborative Construction System for Shotcrete Digitization and Automation through Advanced Perception, Cognition, Mobility, and Additive Manufacturing Skills” on the Open Research Europe platform.
The demand for construction automation is increasing globally due to several factors such as the scarcity and high costs of skilled labour, the need for new infrastructures, and the requirement for maintaining ageing structures. Despite the popularity of shotcrete technology, which is known for its cost-effectiveness, manual application persists even with significant mechanization. To address this challenge within the framework of Construction 4.0, the RoBétArmé European project utilizes breakthrough technologies such as sensors, augmented reality, high-performance computing, additive manufacturing, and autonomous robots. The project has developed an innovative robotic system with advanced perception, cognition, and digitization capabilities, aiming to automate all phases of shotcrete application.
The article explores challenges in shotcrete automation and introduces RoBétArmé’s solutions. It presents a conceptual system architecture and highlights four application scenarios, showcasing the project’s commitment to advancing construction through cutting-edge technologies. The integration of sensors, autonomous robots, and simulation systems signifies a significant stride toward the future of construction automation, meeting the evolving industry needs.
We invite you to explore the full article on Open Research Europe here and stay tuned for more updates on the RoBétArmé Project’s transformative journey in the realm of shotcrete digitization and automation.