AN INVESTIGATION ON THE FACTORS INFLUENCING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OF ROBOTICS CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEM IN KENYA

ABSTRACT The construction industry is somewhat age-old, moderate to receive new innovation. This study looks to investigate the factors influencing technology transfer of robotics as a cyberphysical system in Kenya. The study was outlined by the objectives of the study. These objectives were, to find out the extent of robotics as a cyber-physical system, to establish the economic feasibility of the use of construction robots and to investigate the hurdles faced in technology transfer of robotics. This investigation proposes that the incorporation of robotics in Kenya’s construction industry will increase production and efficiency exponentially. Its introduction will also reduce cost in rework, labor and in the projects total life-cycle costs. The proposition of the investigation suggested that robotics adoption is restricted by investors monetary capacity and absence of government inclusion. With this the researcher discovered that true to the proposition, robots were considered to need high capital to purchase it and they were highly influenced by government inclusion and the contractor influence as a stakeholder on its usage. The proposed method to be utilized for the study of these influential factors is by the use of questionnaires administered to a sampled group. The data will be then analyzed by using descriptive data analysis and interpreted by the use of a statistical package for social services (SPSS). The study further recommends government involvement, societal change in their perspective of robots and