Research trend analysis for construction automation

Kiyoun Pyo, Dongmin Lee, Dongyoun Lee, Hyunsu Lim, Hun Hee Cho, Kyung In Kang

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Abstract

Automation has been an active research topic in the construction industry for many years to improve the accuracy, reliability, and efficiency of the construction process. This study identifies global research trends in automation in construction during the past 15 years by analyzing papers published in the journal Automation in Construction. Text mining, data clustering, and keyword network analysis were applied to identify emerging technologies. According to the clustering of the most recent three years’ research, the main topics fall into seven categories: BIM(building information modeling), optimization, data acquisition, big data and AI, 3-D printing, wearable devices, and others. Over the various regions and periods, the results showed that the research focus has shifted from traditional mechanical automation to construction data acquisition, management, and analysis, introducing a new historical period in construction automation.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things, ISARC 2018 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2018 Jul 202018 Jul 25

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Other35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things, ISARC 2018
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period18/7/2018/7/25

Keywords

  • Construction automation
  • K-means clustering
  • Keyword network
  • Text mining
  • Trend analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Building and Construction

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    Pyo, K., Lee, D., Lee, D., Lim, H., Cho, H. H., & Kang, K. I. (2018). Research trend analysis for construction automation. Paper presented at 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things, ISARC 2018, Berlin, Germany.