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Chair delivers opening keynote for robotics catalyst center at hongkong science tech park
Chairholder Lectures at Civil Engineering Faculty of Hongkong University on Civitas Robotics/Robotic Society
Chairholder holds seminar on: robot oriented design, robotic industrialization, site robotics and automation, robotic ambience at chinese University in Sha Tin on Jan. 10th 2018
Chairholder holds seminar on robotic construction for future innovation, productivity and sustainability at hongkong university of sience and technology
Chair Holder as International Jury Member selects Construction Industry Council s Innovation Award 2017
Chair's Book Chapter on Construction Robotics is with Handbook of Robotics
Robotics for European Digital Construction Strategy 30th November 2017
BERTIM Newsletter #5 published
Chairholder Presents Keynote at the Construction Management Institute and Construction Association of Hongkong on the Bridge to Advancement New Horizons in Hongkong s Construction Industry
Special Issue of Journal of Gerontechnology focussing on REACH outcomes and edited by Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio T. Bock published
"Exosceleton and Humanoid Robotics in Construction and Built Environment" Chapter has reached over 14000 downloads
Keynote at Singapore Contractors Association Built Environment Summit 2017
DFG awards Chairholder with Eugen und Ilse Seibold Preis 2017
Imagine the Future 2017 Keynote
Chairholder deliver Opening Keynote at "Imagine the Future" Symposium George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Chair is Scientific Committee Member of Future Furniture Design Research and Industry Conference
Special Invited Speeches of Chairholder at 17th National Construction Robotics Symposium and at Japan Society Civil Engineers in Tokyo Japan
Meeting Rooms at Boost Brothers are now named after Pioneers of Construction
br2 Chair Delivers Opening Invited Speech at Rais in Hongkong on 25th August 2017


SMAS (Solid Material Assembling System)

SMAS is a of reinforced masonry construction system. A standard building block processed by this system, 30cm x 30cm x 18cm in size and 20kg in weight, is made of pre-cast concrete and includes cross-shaped steel bar inside each component for the reinforced of structural wall. The design of the building blocks along with the design of the robot system and the logistics was part of the project. Building blocks are positioned automatically by the robot one by one without arrangements of conventional bonding. Following the positioning of each component, steel bars are connected to those of adjacent components also by the robot. The joint type of steel bar for vertical direction is mechanical, and that for lateral direction is overlapping. Concrete is grouted from the top of the wall which is erected one story high (about 3m). The newly developed operating hand is installed to the mother robot (6-articulation-type robot) which was developed for a wide variety of applications in factory use and a series of experiments for wall erection were carried out.

The SMAS System itself was designed as a modular system for the purpose that single components could be developed further in the future. All system components including the building blocks were developed as complementary parts according to the guidelines of Robot Oriented Design (ROD).


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From early Trials to advanced Computer Integrated Prefabrication of Brickwork.
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