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id ijac201210306
authors Leach, Neil; Anders Carlson, Behrokh Khoshnevis, et al.
year 2012
title Robotic Construction by Contour Crafting: The Case of Lunar Construction
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 10 - no. 3, 423-438
summary Contour Crafting is a digitally controlled construction process invented by Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis that fabricates components directly from computer models, using layered fabrication technology. By obviating the need for formwork used in traditional concrete construction, CC can reduce costs and construction times significantly. The technique has great potential as a robotic form of construction reliant on relatively minimal human labor as a form of construction in relatively hazardous environments, such as the Moon with its radiation levels that can prove highly damaging. Current research funded by NASA has been exploring the potential for using CC on the Moon to build structures making use of readily available regolith that is found in great abundance on the surface of the Moon. This article offers an overview of this research and evaluates the merits of using CC on the Moon.
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