Accession Number : ADA182989

Title :   Sensor and Guidance Technology Related to Mobile Robots.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Lu,S C ; Brand,T P ; Kapoor,S G

PDF Url : ADA182989

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : In case of a national mobilization, the Army needs a technique to construct training facilities rapidly without using a large pool, of skilled labor. This can be achieved by borrowing robot technology used to increase productivity in manufacturing. However, most construction activities require mobility. This report contains a list of requirements for mobile robot sensor and guidance systems for mobilization construction. An evaluation of the current state of the art in mobile robot sensor and guidance systems is included. The report then looks at the feasibility of integrating current components to form a practical sensor and guidance system for mobile construction robots. Finally, the report makes recommendations for basic research needed in this area. (author)

Descriptors :   *ROBOTS, *CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, *MILITARY ENGINEERING, ARMY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, GUIDANCE, DETECTORS, MOBILE, CONSTRUCTION, MOBILIZATION, PRODUCTIVITY, ARMY FACILITIES, ARMY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE