Applied Offsite and Onsite Collective Multi-Robot Autonomous Building Manufacturing
Enabling teams of robots to work together with people and each other.
With the right processes in place, robots can offer improvements in productivity, speed, sustainability and quality by taking on repetitive or dangerous work. While the industry is rapidly adopting an efficient assembly line approach to manufacturing, there are still many environments where heavy machinery and people have to work around each other, such as construction sites. This can result in safety-compromised, overlapping work zones. To address this, University College London’s Autonomous Manufacturing Lab is working with Skanska UK, Mace, Atkins, BuroHappold and Constructing Excellence to develop an innovative multi-agent control framework. This framework will enable a team of robots to work safely alongside people by adapting to what is going on around them; whether that environment is offsite manufacturing, onsite construction, or a hybrid like onsite factories.
Innovation type: Digital
Organisation type: Research centre