A Systematic Review of the Geographic and Chronological Distributions of 3D Concrete Printers from 1997 to 2020

Jihoon Chung, Ghang Lee, Jung Hoon Kim

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Abstract

Although several previous studies have reviewed 3DCPs, they have been based on few cases and do not include the latest 3DCPs. This study analyzed 139 academic papers and 98 types of three-dimensional concrete printers (3DCPs) developed from 1997 to 2020 through a systematic literature review. A chronological distribution analysis showed that the number of papers and printers suddenly increased after 2012. Most papers (89%) and 3DCPs (86%) were produced from 2012 to 2020. A geographic distribution analysis showed that while Switzerland published more papers than the US, the latter developed more than twice as many 3DCPs than Switzerland. The difference is attributed to who led the development: The industry (US) or academia (Switzerland). Among nozzle-traveling 3DCPs, gantry and cable-suspended platforms were the most common types for some time, but the robotic arm type has spread considerably in the last five years. Since 2013, mobile and collaborative 3DCPs have also increased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot
PublisherInternational Association on Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
Pages84-89
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789529436347
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot, ISARC 2020 - Kitakyushu, Online, Japan
Duration: 2020 Oct 272020 Oct 28

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot

Conference

Conference37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot, ISARC 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKitakyushu, Online
Period20/10/2720/10/28

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant (20AUDP-B121595-05) from the Urban Architecture Research Program funded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Government of the Republic of Korea.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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