Novel technologies based on highly configurable and collaborative robotic platforms endowed with user-friendly programming tools and flexible and human-centric interfaces are emerging robotic technologies that have the potential to be more effective than existing solution in addressing the challenges of unstructured and diverse tasks that are present in the construction sites, unleashing the potential application of robots in the construction industry. This workshop will therefore facilitate to spread the knowledge and insights on such modern robot technologies that can be explored to meet the demands for adaptability to different tasks and environments, easy reconfiguration and maintenance, user-friendly programming and operation, and for being powerful but safe for human-robot coexistence and physical collaboration. At the same time, the particular target of this workshop on the application of robotics technologies in the construction industry significantly diversifies the content of the ICRA workshops, by dealing with an application area that has not yet being significantly explored by robotics or fully covered in other workshops in the past, despite being widely recognized as a highly promising domain. The workshop will consist of a mixture of presentations divided into several relevant topics, considering the realization of robotics technologies developed to explore promising applications scenarios in the construction industry, including:
- Robotics technologies and products applied in construction.
- Use cases for robotics in building construction and management.
- Configurable mobile manipulation systems.
- End-effector tools for high payload physical interaction tasks.
- Hardware agnostic control frameworks for configurable robots
- Building-Information-Modelling based robot programming.
- Perception systems and scene awareness.
- Interaction control and interfaces for construction robots.
- Safe human robot co-existence and physical interaction with construction robots and machines.