The role of BIM in Construction Robotics

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Project cluster relation: Yes: Sustainable Digital Infra Construction, Total costs 5 MEUR, University of Oulu part 1,8 MEUR, Funding Business Finland and Industry, 2021-2023. We do not have a public web link available. 

Autonomous Low-Emission Swarm of Infra Construction Machinery, Tot 

Areas mainly addressed: Robotics and AI/Big Data Value, B2B and innovation, Net Zero/Sustainability, Autonomy, Collaborative Robots and cloud robotics 

Main questions to be answered: 

· The main research question is how to research and develop open “Building Information Modelling” (BIM) -based automation and robotics for construction of infrastructures and buildings. 

· How can we utilize “building BIM” in building construction automation? How can we utilize “infra BIM” in infrastructure construction automation? Should current BIM concepts and guidelines be changed to enable integration to automation and robotics? 

WS Description: BIM in Construction Robotics. The workshop will focus on the recent development and achievements in the field of BIM-based automation and robotics in construction. The focus is in the integration of open BIM with more and more autonomous construction machine control. Examples of BIM-based robotics systems will be introduced both from infrastructure and building construction areas. 

Intended outcome: Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications, Workshop covering material new to ERF that the Robotics community should engage with, Workshops engaging non-roboticists to understand needs/goals (policy, commercial, technical), Workshop expected to create a roadmap or white paper, Information about community involvement and services offered (e.g. DIHs, open calls, platforms, …) 

Approach: The workshop will focus on the recent development and achievements in the field of BIM in construction robotics. The utilization of BIM in more and more autonomous machine control, together with new means and technologies to control emissions, and real-time cloud service systems will be illustrated, demonstrated and discussed. The organizers and speakers are top level members of research institutions and companies service providers. 

This workshop will guide researchers through the many features so that we can discuss ways for them to benefit from our platform in their research. We also want to obtain feedback on our development by identifying strengths and weaknesses in discussions and guided hands-on sessions. 

Contributors: Masahiri Indo, Shimizu Corporation, Japan. Donato Greco, Hilti Denmark. Prof., Dr. Sigrid Brell-Cokcan, RWTH Aachen DE. Peter Sjöberg, Volvo Construction Equipment. Unicontrol, DK. Possible other. 

Further information: 


· Rauno Heikkilä,, University of Oulu

· Tanja Kolli,, University of Oulu 

· ChristianSchlette,, University of Southern Denmark

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Room 207 – Floor 2
15 March - Specific operating environments
Rauno Heikkilä