[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Special issue ‘Beyond Industrial Robots’ - Journal on Construction Robotics

Andreas Müller a.mueller at jku.at
Wed Oct 26 02:05:47 PDT 2016

The Springer *Journal on Construction Robotics* addresses an emerging 
domain for robotic application: Construction and Demolition. It covers 
the robotic automation at all stages, from pre-fabrication of customized 
large scale parts, on-site assembly and inspection to refurbishment and 

This domain has so far seen minimal robotic automation due the size of 
objects involved, a harsh, dynamic environment, and little exposure of 
civil engineers and architect to robotics in general. The recent years 
have seen growing efforts to alleviate this, and this journal builds 
upon this momentum for the topic of construction robotics.

The journal aims at linking the robotics research community with 
researchers from architecture as well as civil-engineering. Details can 
be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__construction-2Drobotics.eu_journal_&d=DQIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y9Dj4NDCX6lF8OJL8someu5tqTQGuqPA2FQfUFdiD1s&s=DBLsefvEHjtzuRevuwbnbGzeXNjGh7adMn-MY85LSUQ&e= 

Much of the momentum and innovation in this domain over the last years 
has come from architects adopting industrial robots as a universal 
machine for fabrication. Yet industrial robots are ill suited for many 
of the tasks encountered in construction and demolition sites. This 
special edition therefore aims to gather the plethora of dedicated robot 
systems that go beyond the capabilities of industrial robots and will be 
the basis for bringing robots onto the construction site of the future.

The *inaugural special issue ‘Beyond Industrial Robots’* solicits 
contributions that cover robotic systems addressing the specific needs 
of construction and demolition. Topics include, but are not limited to,
- mobile platforms suited for construction sites
- kinematics for large work spaces and loads
- robotisation of existing construction equipment
- climbing and flying robots for the construction and demolition domain
- robotic machinery for infrastructure projects
- historical as well as state-of-the-art reviews

The journal will be launched in January 2017. Please contact the editors 
on how to submit your contribution to the first issue.

Best regards,
Sigrid Brell-Cokcan (RWTH Aachen, Germany) - Editor in Chief
Thomas Bock (Technical University Munich, Germany) - Senior Editor
Andreas Müller (Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria) - Senior Editor
Daniel Haarhoff (Robots in Architecture) - Managing Editor

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