Wheeled mobile robot for automated pavement crack sealing

K. J. Mueller, D. Hong, S. A. Velinsky

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Abstract

This paper presents a new wheeled mobile robot aimed at automating the crack preparation and sealing process. This robot is a differentially steered wheeled mobile robot with centrally located router and articulated sealant head. Additionally, a laser range sensor is installed on the front of the robot to allow for automated crack following. The sensor is slide mounted to provide the necessary field of view. A support vehicle provides all power and materials through the use of a tether, and also contains a vision based sensing system for crack identification. The robot position relative to the support vehicle is thus necessary, and it is accurately measured through a cable extension transducer based system. This paper discusses the unique system configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages178-184
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 2nd Specialty Conference on Robotics for Challenging Environments, RCE-II - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: 1996 Jun 11996 Jun 6

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 2nd Specialty Conference on Robotics for Challenging Environments, RCE-II
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA
Period96/6/196/6/6

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    Mueller, K. J., Hong, D., & Velinsky, S. A. (1996). Wheeled mobile robot for automated pavement crack sealing. 178-184. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 2nd Specialty Conference on Robotics for Challenging Environments, RCE-II, Albuquerque, NM, USA, .