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WELCOME TO THE CONFERENCE
THE ROBOTIC REVOLUTION – DISRUPTION OR JUST DEVELOPMENT?
The digital tools are developing rapidly, and for years we heard about game changers and disruption to follow the new technologies. But how far has robot technology in construction actually evolved? How will it change the industry – and when will it be? Which aspects of the industry can robots improve? And can we talk about disruption – or is it just development? Håkon will speak about exponential growth of information technology, how it enables AI and robotics and how it will affect the planning, construction and management of buildings, through real time digital twins, in the coming years.
Håkon Reisvang, Civil Engineer and CEO, i4 Technology
SUSTAINABLE 3D PRINTED HOUSES
One of the game changers is 3D printing and the new possibilities it brings along. The Italian company WASP has specialised in 3D printing. Their philosophy is to promote sustainability and circular economy by building eco-friendly houses. They have already built GAIA made with raw earth, and right now they are developing TECLA, an entire eco-sustainable habitat. What does the houses look like, and how did the construction phase unfold using 3D printing? What role will 3D printing play in the construction industry in the years to come? What are the benefits of 3D printing?
Lapo Naldoni, WASP Team Leader, Alberto Chiusoli, R&D Leader WASP HOUSE 3D printing
DFAB HOUSE – UNIQUE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION
How can digital construction change the way we design and build? In Switzerland, the “DFAB HOUSE” opened in 2019. The house is built with digital technologies – right from the design- and planning process to the construction phase. For the first time, six new digital building processes have been transferred from research to architectural application. What is the advantage of using digital building processes? Presentation of the project and what technologies has been used.
Ena Lloret-Fritschi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION
The development of drone technology is accelerating, and it opens up many new opportunities in the construction industry. Today, drones are mostly used for documentation and registration. But in the future, drones could be used for much more, like operating tools and replace dangerous scaffolding work. How will drones be used in the future, and when will we see a big change? Which possibilities and new potentials does the drone technology offer?
Pae Natwilai, CEO, TRIK
LUNCH AND SPONSORS PRESENT ON STAGE
SCALED ROBOTICS: AUTOMATED PROGRESS MONITORING ON THE SITE
Scaled Robotics uses a combination of Robotics and AI to automatically monitor progress on a construction site to reduce risk and uncertainty. An autonomous mobile robot creates detailed maps of the construction site containing 3D and image data. That raw data is uploaded and compared with the BIM model. With this tool, the site managers can quickly locate errors and catch costly mistakes. This talk will highlight the real-world deployment of robotics and AI to deliver value to construction today.
Stuart Maggs, CEO, Scaled Robotics
SEOUL ROBOT SCIENCE MUSEUM BUILT BY ROBOTS
In 2023, the new Robot Science Museum in Seoul, South Korea will open. It will be a pioneering project in robotics. The museum aims to support public education in robotics and increase the public knowledge and interests in robots. And it starts already before it’s built – from design, manufacturing to construction and services, smart design and smart construction methodologies will be in charge. How is the museum going to look like when it’s completed? Which robotics technologies will be used in the project?
Melike Altınışık, founder, Melike Altınışık Architects
AUTONOMOUS CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES
Built Robotics’ mission is to build the robots that build the world. By upgrading off-the-shelf heavy equipment with AI guidance systems, Built’s technology enables machines to operate fully autonomously. Built’s robots are deployed today across the $1 trillion earthmoving industry, and they’re being used to build critical infrastructure such as wind farms, gas pipelines, and new housing developments. The vehicles use a combination of cameras, lidar, and GPS to autonomously perform functions such as digging trenches, excavating foundations, and grading building pads. The presentation will explore how autonomous vehicles are used in the construction industry today and what the possibilities of the technology are for the future.
Jimmy Kim, Business Operations Lead, Built Robotics (video call)
DISCUSSION PANEL: ROBOTICS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
In this discussion panel we will hear different actors in the construction industry’s view of robotics. We’ll discuss subjects like: How much can construction be automated? How does the construction industry accept robots? Will robots take over all the work, and what will happen to employees in the future?
Debate panel by:
- Tom Togsverd, Chairman RoboCluster
- Peter Bo Olsen, technical director, MT Højgaard
- Rolf Büchmann-Slorup, Director HD LAB
- Speakers at the conference
THE ROBOTS ARE HERE – BUT ARE THE HUMANS READY?
A lot of money is being spent on developing robotics in construction, and we have already come a long way. But what about the people? Is the industry ready to embrace this new technology? If the users – the humans – are not involved in the process of developing the robots, there is a high risk that the robots won’t be used at the construction site. How do we avoid expensive projects failing? How can we make sure that humans and advanced technology bond? And what happens if we don’t?
Jessica Sorenson, Ma. in Anthropology, Res Asst, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
We reserve the right to make changes to the agenda.