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Developments toward an Autonomous Robotic Crane for Automated Steel Construction

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Author(s)

Kamel S. Saidi, Alan M. Lytle, Nicholas A. Scott

Abstract

The NIST Construction Metrology and Automation Group, in cooperation with the NIST Intelligent Systems Division, is researching robotic structural steel placement as part of a project to develop an Automated Steel Construction Testbed. This project was initiated in response to industry requests for advanced tools and methodologies to speed the erection of steel structures while maintaining or enhancing standards for worker safety and facility reliability. This initial effort integrates and extends prior NIST research in robotic crane employment, tele-operated steel beam placement, laser-based site metrology, construction component tracking, and web-enabled 3-D visualization.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 11th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
Volume
7264
Conference Dates
June 18-20, 2003
Conference Location
Rhodes, GR
Conference Title
Control and Automation Conference

Keywords

3-D coordinate measurement systems, construction automation, path planning, robotics, VRML

Citation

Saidi, K. , Lytle, A. and Scott, N. (2003), Developments toward an Autonomous Robotic Crane for Automated Steel Construction, Proceedings of the 11th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Rhodes, GR (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created May 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017