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Building Robotics: Implementation Aspects

Several major surveys have been conducted in Japan (Refs. [1, 13, 15, 19, 23, 37]) in United States (Ref. [2]), and in Europe (Ref. [26]) to examine the attitude of construction practitioners-contractors, engineers, manufacturers of construction equipment, leasing companies and subcontractors-toward robotization. The general attitude of the participants towards robotization was positive and the expected benefits from the application, as revealed in these surveys, can be summarized as follows:

• Saving of human labor • Better safety • Economy (cost reduction, improved productivity) • Effectivity in performance of special tasks (high precision, large force) • Shortening of construction time • Better work environment and working conditions • Higher quality.