Contemporary applications of robotics in the construction industry are primarily focused on the automation of conventional construction processes. Contrary to this automation approach, this project explores methods for co-design and development of complementary robotic and architectural systems, where the manipulator and the building material are co-designed. A system that combines actuator hardware and building material into a modular robot-material kinematic chain is developed, which can reconfigure throughout the construction process. Deploying a fleet of such modules has the capacity to increase the flexibility of on-site construction robots.
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