This paper aims to Theorise a perfect building Machine for AEC Industry, which allows Robot Human cooperation during all the process from the concept design to the actual construction site and the finished product.

The main question is: Is it possible to design and program a machine that could develop the construction phase of a process aided by a software that controls the whole development making it faster and more precise?

To answer this question the research is targeted on collecting different project that can be: pavilions, real buildings or just research projects  that involve robotics at different levels to explore the possibilities and the solutions that can be achieved.

This whole research is going to be organised following parameters like time, types of machines and robots used, typology of constructions and organisation developing the new strategies as in firms or universities.


Theoretical Framework



  • Roger, M.H. (1994), “Role of Advanced Computer Technology in Construction Industry”, J. Comput. Civ. Eng., ASCE, 8:385-389.
  • Shany, S., Gentry, T.R. (2015), “Design Cognition Shift from Craftsman to Digital Maker”, Emerging Experience in Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA, 683-692.



Student: Riccardo Mura

Faculty: Ricardo Devesa