Generic Framework for Evaluation of Multiple Construction Robots

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


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: Frames | Construction management | Robotics | Business administration | Industries | Comparative studies | Construction industry | Automation

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