#85 From Digital Design to Human Robot Collaborative Masonry Construction

Imagine humans working alongside collaborative robots (cobots), laying bricks to build urgently needed homes for the growing Australian population. This human robot collaboration project will
develop a digital design to physical construction workflow for masonry construction using cobots to
be employed alongside labourers. Using masonry bricks, the project elevates the efficiency of
building brick walls which are essential building elements in the housing industry. Based on
observational studies of masonry construction of highly skilled labourers, the project aims to train
cobots working alongside human workers to pick and place masonry bricks with precision.

Project team: Dr Tatheer Zahra, Prof. Glenda Caldwell, Prof. Tim Schork, Lloyd Gainey, Maja Caballero, Hamidreza Rafizadeh