Attention to development of automation and robotics technology in the construction industry seems to have been growing and there has been an increased awareness of the potential benefits of automation and robotics technology development. Although research and development (R&D) facilitates progress in the state of technology and-in the long run-yields significant savings in time and money for companies that take advantage of it, the costs of R&D in the short term are high and resources are limited. Analysis of trends in existing research is helpful in identifying where further R&D is needed and in suggesting directions for future research. In addition, it can be used to help predict the return on investment in individual technologies. This study was to identify global trends and issues in automation and robotics technology in the construction industry by analyzing papers published in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC). The results of that analysis show that various research topics are actively researched from the viewpoint of automation in construction and contributed by different countries and regions as well as different types of research institutions.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (KRF-2007-313-D00871).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering