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Introduction to the focused section on intelligent robotics for civil infrastructure

Yang Wang, Yunhua Li, Thomas Bock, Jerome P. Lynch, Jouni Mattila
2017 International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications  
These may include high-efficiency operation of large infrastructures, mobile sensor network and robotic inspection for civil structures, smart materials and intelligent structures, robotic rehabilitation  ...  A great variety of intelligent robots are finding exciting applications and playing important roles in civil infrastructure systems.  ...  His research interests include machine automation, developing nonlinear modelbased control systems for robotic mobile manipulators and off-highway machinery, and energy-efficiency of fluid power and hybrid  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41315-017-0029-3 dblp:journals/ijira/WangLBLM17 fatcat:qb66mk2ymnhrvooejfbrlfgrja

Review of Non-Destructive Civil Infrastructure Evaluation for Bridges: State-of-the-Art Robotic Platforms, Sensors and Algorithms

Habib Ahmed, Hung Manh La, Nenad Gucunski
2020 Sensors  
The traditional inspection of civil infrastructure mostly relies on visual inspection using human inspectors.  ...  This review-based study will examine some of the recent developments in the field of autonomous robotic platforms for NDE and the structural health monitoring (SHM) of bridges.  ...  In recent decades, there has been an increased focus towards the development and usage of semi-autonomous and fully autonomous robots for the NDE and SHM of civil infrastructures in general and bridges  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20143954 pmid:32708656 fatcat:sqqnualtvng23khjvqfr6gedly

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC INSPECTION IN TUNNELS

E. Protopapadakis, C. Stentoumis, N. Doulamis, A. Doulamis, K. Loupos, K. Makantasis, G. Kopsiaftis, A. Amditis
2016 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The proposed platform is able to autonomously navigate within the civil infrastructures, grab stereo images and process/analyse them, in order to identify defect types.  ...  The entire system has been evaluated in railway and road tunnels, i.e. in Egnatia Highway and London underground infrastructure.  ...  Ioannis Damigos from ICCS NTUA team for his dedicated work on the efficient system software implementation.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-iii-5-167-2016 fatcat:c5cbtpvetvc67nrezq5ym2d5qq

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC INSPECTION IN TUNNELS

E. Protopapadakis, C. Stentoumis, N. Doulamis, A. Doulamis, K. Loupos, K. Makantasis, G. Kopsiaftis, A. Amditis
2016 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The proposed platform is able to autonomously navigate within the civil infrastructures, grab stereo images and process/analyse them, in order to identify defect types.  ...  The entire system has been evaluated in railway and road tunnels, i.e. in Egnatia Highway and London underground infrastructure.  ...  Ioannis Damigos from ICCS NTUA team for his dedicated work on the efficient system software implementation.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsannals-iii-5-167-2016 fatcat:cii7i6acirfzpifq667vxmah24

Visual monitoring of civil infrastructure systems via camera-equipped Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): a review of related works

Youngjib Ham, Kevin K. Han, Jacob J Lin, Mani Golparvar-Fard
2016 Visualization in Engineering  
Over the past few years, the application of camera-equipped Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for visually monitoring construction and operation of buildings, bridges, and other types of civil infrastructure  ...  and civil infrastructure condition assessment.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40327-015-0029-z fatcat:bvzprovkvjdonftuar3kg2z5li

Water in Crisis: Delivering urban and natural water cycle symbiosis

2020 Research Outreach  
Water is a fundamental need of life and critical to society, global economies and the natural environment. When we turn on a tap, we see a clean and safe supply of water that we take for granted.  ...  We rarely consider how it got there, how our wastewater is removed or how integral this urban water cycle is to our everyday lives and well-being.  ...  ., and Horoshenkov, K., (2020). Simulation of the behavior of biologically-inspired swarm robots for the autonomous inspection of buried pipes.  ... 
doi:10.32907/ro-117-1013 fatcat:k6ozimmfnbdw7mbhd77jfyvtuy

Intelligent IoT systems for civil infrastructure health monitoring: a research roadmap

E. Bertino, M. R. Jahanshahi, A. Singla, R.-T. Wu
2021 Discover Internet of Things  
AbstractThis paper addresses the problem of efficient and effective data collection and analytics for applications such as civil infrastructure monitoring and emergency management.  ...  We also discuss approaches based on machine learning reinforcement techniques enhancing the autonomy of IoT devices.  ...  Consider the case of an inspection device, such as a robot sent to inspect a civil infrastructure (e.g., a bridge).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43926-021-00009-4 fatcat:khzccz7a2nf25gzpjglpflu4wa

A Review on Technologies for Localisation and Navigation in Autonomous Railway Maintenance Systems

Masoumeh Rahimi, Haochen Liu, Isidro Durazo Cardenas, Andrew Starr, Amanda Hall, Robert Anderson
2022 Sensors  
The deployment of robotic and autonomous systems was proposed to conduct these maintenance tasks with higher accuracy and reliability.  ...  This study therefore provides an overall direction for the development of further autonomous track-based system designs and methods to deal with the challenges faced in the railway network.  ...  In this paper, firstly, the role of robotic and autonomous systems in track maintenance are discussed as well as the objectives and the related maintenance techniques.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22114185 pmid:35684804 pmcid:PMC9185565 fatcat:stqyt6lp6fblljd3zjte4cvwbu

Remote railroad bridge structural tap testing using aerial robots

F. Moreu, E. Ayorinde, J. Mason, C. Farrar, D. Mascarenas
2017 International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications  
The results quantify for the first time structural tap testing data collected with a tap testing mechanism built for deployment by an aerial robot.  ...  Current inspection priorities for railroads include early detection of structural deterioration, including concrete and timber, caused by the recent increase of car load capacities.  ...  financial support for this research; and the Canadian National Railway (CN), who provided inputs for the feasibility of this research for railroad bridge replacement prioritization in the United States  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41315-017-0041-7 dblp:journals/ijira/MoreuAMFM18 fatcat:bpfm5ohtp5g4teufws2jthneeu

SIENNA D4.1: State-of-the-art Review: Artificial Intelligence and robotics

Philip Jansen, Stearns Broadhead, Rowena Rodrigues, David Wright, Philip Brey, Alice Fox, Ning Wang
2019 Zenodo  
In this report, we establish definitions and demarcations for both fields that will be used in subsequent SIENNA research on AI and robotics.  ...  This report describes the current state of the art in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.  ...  such as the behaviour shown by semi-autonomous cars that employ techniques from the AI subfields of computer vision and machine learning.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4066570 fatcat:bfvq2y3qfnhqnnr6lpfcilphlu

Survey on Artificial Intelligence Based Autonomous Inspection Systems for an Industry 4.0

2022 Design, Modelling and Fabrication of Advanced Robots  
table and the image of the specimen is captured by the camera and taken for further processing .The image is processed in terms of pixels by the image processing system.  ...  The generated image of the specimen is compared with the standard specimen by the image processing system and the result of inspection is projected on the monitoring system.  ...  Artificial Jun Kang Chow, July 2021 In this paper, the feasibility of applying deep learning intelligence- Zhaoyu Su, Jimmy techniques in the inspection programs of civil 36. empowered Wu, Zhaofeng Li,  ... 
doi:10.46632/dmfar/1/1/2 fatcat:ee726mbwxzbqhp7jpiglmpt624

Reflections on the future of swarm robotics

Marco Dorigo, Guy Theraulaz, Vito Trianni
2020 Science Robotics  
Swarm robotics will tackle real-world applications by leveraging automatic design, heterogeneity, and hierarchical self-organization.  ...  First civil applications of robot swarms to precision agriculture and infrastructure inspection and maintenance.  ...  HW and SW 2020-2025 First demonstration of robot swarms capable of autonomously learning a suitable collective behavior for a given class of problems.  ... 
doi:10.1126/scirobotics.abe4385 pmid:33298518 fatcat:3cma7adsunfefptizf2jade444

Skills Assessment for Robotics in Construction Education

Fopefoluwa Bademosi, Ralph Tayeh, Raja R. A. Issa
2018 Intelligent Computing in Engineering and Architecture  
One prospective opportunity for innovative technologies in construction is the implementation of robotics and automation technologies.  ...  This paper presents the background of construction robotics, the research framework and initial assessment of essential KSAs.  ...  ) Data structures Geometric modeling Knowledge systems for decision support Machine learning Object representation and reasoning Optimization and search  ... 
dblp:conf/egice/BademosiTI18 fatcat:hb3zxdsxkrbyvc5lsc7efte2om

The grand challenges ofScience Robotics

Guang-Zhong Yang, Jim Bellingham, Pierre E. Dupont, Peer Fischer, Luciano Floridi, Robert Full, Neil Jacobstein, Vijay Kumar, Marcia McNutt, Robert Merrifield, Bradley J. Nelson, Brian Scassellati (+5 others)
2018 Science Robotics  
For the next two challenges, we have included social robotics and medical robotics as application-specific areas of development to highlight the substantial societal and health impacts that they will bring  ...  One of the ambitions of Science Robotics is to deeply root robotics research in science while developing novel robotic platforms that will enable new scientific discoveries.  ...  Leff, and S. Russell, who provided detailed comments, review, and original materials for this article.  ... 
doi:10.1126/scirobotics.aar7650 pmid:33141701 fatcat:ier3exhbkvauhjd2uhgagtxjde

Cost/Benefits of Robotics in Infrastructure and Environmental Renewal

Rita A. Gregory, Roozbeh Kangari
2000 Journal of Infrastructure Systems  
Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Washington DC. Skibniewski, M. (1988a). Robotics in civil engineering. Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton, Boston, and Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.  ...  International Association for Au- tomation and Robotics in Construction has a catalog of robots and automated machines in construction (Catalog 1998).  ... 
doi:10.1061/(asce)1076-0342(2000)6:1(33) fatcat:fupmwtqc4varjabehmlrl5qsvu
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