Automated Control and Robotics for Construction

by Boyd C. Paulson, Jr., Stanford Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Stanford, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Small Computers in Construction


This paper addresses the potential for automated process control and robotics for remote, large-scale field operations such as those on construction engineering projects. Combining selected technologies with microcomputer-based software could provide a means of coordinating various discrete automated components or machines that must work together to perform field tasks. This paper also mentions categories of needs for such technologies on field operations, and potential barriers to implementation. Progress will depend on the interest and support of researchers qualified to advance this field.

Subject Headings: Automation and robotics | Construction management | Construction equipment | Control systems | Construction engineering | Computer software | Project management

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