Design of a 6-DOF robot manipulator for 3D printed construction

Md Hazrat Ali, Yernar Kuralbay, Aidos Aitmaganbet, M. A.S. Kamal

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Robotics and their application in industrial automation are increasing over the decades. There are a variety of conventional and non-conventional applications of robotic manipulators. One example of the nontraditional application of robot manipulators is the 3D printing-based construction of houses and buildings. Up to date, different ambitious solutions and methods are proposed, and they are expanding fast. In large-scale production, 6 DOF robotic arms, designed by common manufacturers such as KUKA, DENSO are widely used in 3D construction. The main objective of this work is to model a 6 DOF robot manipulator for 3D printing-based construction technology. This paper presents two new designs of robot manipulators for construction purposes; one is to transport the building materials, and the other is to help print with the concrete mixtures. The simulation results are obtained applying fundamental theories of robotics through Roboanalyzer software. The simulation parameters are chosen for the designed specific model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1462-1468
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 Global Conference on Recent Advances in Sustainable Materials, GC-RASM 2021 - Mangalore, India
Duration: Jul 29 2021Jul 30 2021


  • Automation
  • Construction
  • Modeling
  • Robot manipulator
  • Robotics 3D printing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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