Large-scale 3D printing by a team of mobile robots

  title={Large-scale 3D printing by a team of mobile robots},
  author={Xu Zhang and Mingyang Li and Jian Hui Lim and Yiwei Weng and Yi Wei Daniel Tay and Hung Pham and Quang-Cuong Pham},
  journal={Automation in Construction},
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