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Automated construction in Japan.

  Over the last 20 years the concept of automating construction
and civil engineering operations has become a reality within
Japan, resulting in improvements in site safety, efficiency and
productivity. Examples renewed in this paper include concrete
finishing, material handling, earthworks and integrated
construction automation systems. However, the paper
concludes that construction environments need to be much
more structured and controlled before construction robots
can really start to take over.

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  • Date:

    31 January 2003

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  • Publisher

    Thomas Telford for ICE

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  • ISSN:


  • Library of Congress:

    TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    624 Civil engineering

  • Funders:

    Royal Society of Edinburgh; EPSRC


Taylor, M. D., Wamuziri, S. & Smith, I. (2003). Automated construction in Japan. Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 156, 34-41. doi:10.1680/cien.2003.156.1.34. ISSN 0965-089X



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