The reference construction site of the Center Construction Robotics (CCR) on the Campus West covers 10,000 square meter. It serves as a living lab for on-site research and teaching in close proximity to the RWTH Aachen. As the most important infrastructure of Master Construction and Robotics, it is used for practice-oriented and research-led knowledge transfer.
Research is being conducted here at the construction site of the future via digitalization – from the pre-production of building elements to the automated construction site. New construction processes and products, networked machines, the implementation of robots, software solutions, as well as teaching, working and communication concepts will be tested under real construction site conditions.
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Due to the Corona virus, RWTH University has released regulations to secure the health of RWTH students and staffs. According to the regulations, we would like to inform you about some updates of the coming 2020 Summer Semester.
The 2020 Summer Semester for Construction & Robotics students will start from 6th of April. However, we will provide all the lectures and workshops only in DIGITAL form, such as online courses, digital scripts, Email consultancy and so on. Only from 20th of April, the offline courses are possibly available. Please pay attention to the information in your RWTH Moodle (https://moodle.rwth-aachen.de/). Detailed information about the new semester courses and the instruction on course selection will be uploaded onto Moodle at 27th of March. You can start to register courses from 2nd of April. All the learning materials will be in Moodle as well.
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Manuscript Submission: Monday, December 15, 2019 Decision by: January 15, 2020 Reviews Submitted to Authors: February 15, 2020 Revised Manuscripts: March 15, 2020 Publication Date: April 30, 2020
From Craft to Construction – Transitioning from the experimental scale to industrial production
This issue of the Journal on Construction Robotics examines the ways in which experimental research impacts the construction site. By examining the connection (and gaps) between experimental research and industrial-scale construction, this issue examines the current and future role of robotics in the AEC industry.
This issue seeks articles which detail the transfer of technology from academic/experimental research to architecture, engineering and construction. To advance the field of Construction Robotics, we seek to share projects where experiments are maturing into on site methods. We are seeking critical inquiries which examine the space between current experimental investigations and the path to construction level application, highlighting a way forward. This can include an analysis of technology needing further development before industrial implementation occurs.
This call for articles seeks to expand the community of construction robotics past the traditional divide between research and practice. We are seeking technical design/engineering research articles which document and demonstrate that the lessons learned from digital craftsmanship have the power to impact the construction industry in real ways. From partnerships between industry and academia to architectural/engineering practices engaged in robotic development, this issue of the Journal on Construction Robotics has a special focus on how the creative robotics research community brings new levels of innovation into the industries of architecture, engineering and construction.
Great news: the CR master programme officially starts in summer term 2020! If you want to be one of the first students exploring the master’s new opportunities, you can already apply at the end of this year. The application period for EU students for the 2020 summer semester will begin December 2, 2019. Non-EU citizens can apply for the 2020⁄2021 summer semester until January 15, 2020.