Towards Safe Smart Construction: Algorithms, Digital Twins and Infrastructures
The project aims to develop an integrated digital infrastructure system to enhance the level of automation for smart construction. The initial goal will involve the creation of models for the digital twin of the robotic environment on construction sites. The digital twin will be used for remote real-time monitoring, prediction, optimization and multi-robot task planning and control. The results will be tested and applied to a practical Skanska use case.
Construction sites today still rely to a large amount on manual labour, and the vision for the future is to leverage automation equipment (machines, robots) to the largest extent possible in order to speed up the production cycle, enhance quality while also reducing human risks, carbon emissions and costs. Smart construction, in essence, a flexible automation process, requires a stringent digitalization of the construction site in terms of real-time digital twins of products and production systems paired with advanced algorithms for the control of machines, the coordination of robots and the assurance of safety at the workspace.
The project strives to realise such systems, leading to fundamental research challenges and practical implementations in relevant use cases. The project developments can lay the foundation for future activities by forming and evolving a consortium nucleus.
The project partners are Ericsson AB, Skanska and KTH.
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Professor, Division of Decision and Control Systems at KTH, Working group Cooperate, PI: Towards Safe Smart Construction - Algorithms, Digital Twins and Infrastructures, Digital Futures Faculty+46 8 790 73 26
Professor, Division of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH, Member of the Executive Committee, Associate Director Partner Programme, Member of the Strategic Research Committee, Member of Working group Cooperate, Co-PI: Towards Safe Smart Construction - Algorithms, Digital Twins and Infrastructures, Digital Futures fellow, Digital Futures Faculty+46 8 790 88 19
PhD Advanced Technology Director Asia Pacific, Principal Researcher Radio Systems & Technology, Ericsson Research, Co-PI: Towards Safe Smart Construction - Algorithms, Digital Twins and Infrastructures+46 70 677 47 96
PhD, Technical Manager, Skanska Sweden AB, Co-PI: Towards Safe Smart Construction - Algorithms, Digital Twins and Infrastructures+46 73 856 56 98
Professor at KTH, Co-PI: Towards Safe Smart Construction - Algorithms, Digital Twins and Infrastructures+46 8-790 79 91
Sustainovation Director Affärsutvecklingschef at Skanska, Co-PI: Towards Safe Smart Construction - Algorithms, Digital Twins and InfrastructuresMats.Ronnbo@skanska.se
PhD, Master Researcher - Radio Network Solutions for Industries, Ericsson Research, Co-PI: Towards Safe Smart Construction - Algorithms, Digital Twins and Infrastructures+46 72 539 80 45
Professor and Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing at KTH, Main supervisor: SMART – Smart Predictive Maintenance for the Pharmaceutical Industry, Co-PI: Towards Safe Smart Construction - Algorithms, Digital Twins and Infrastructures, Former Co-supervisor: Intelligent wireless communications and high-accuracy positioning systems, Digital Futures Facultylihuiw@kth.se