Generic Framework for Evaluation of Multiple Construction Robots

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by Jeffrey S. Russell, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, United States,
Mirosław J. Skibniewski, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, United States,
Raghavan Kunigahalli, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century:

Abstract: This paper develops a generic framework that can be used to quantitatively evaluate multiple construction robots. An attempt has been made to link the business goals of top-level company management and robot implementation considerations with the evaluation process. The framework is based on Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) developed by Saaty and characterizes the evaluation problem into a hierarchy. Each level contained in the AHP consists of numerous elements that can be decomposed into a more defined set of elements. Prioritization of elements in each level is accomplished by industry experts through a pairwise comparison of elements with regard to their influence on an element of the adjacent upper level. An example application demonstrating the approach is also presented.

Subject Headings: Robotics | Frames | Business administration | Industries | Comparative studies | Construction industry |

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