The Role of camera Networks in Construction Automation

Itai Katz, Kamel Saidi, Alan Lytle
2008 ISARC 2008 - Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction   unpublished
Due to the complexity and variability of capital construction sites, real-time monitoring remains an elusive goal. As unit price continues to fall, camera networks are becoming increasingly viable sensing modalities. The benefits of combining multiple, overlapping image sources include the ability to produce 3D scene reconstruction as well as localize and track objects. In the construction domain, these benefits enhance situation awareness by facilitating tracking of construction equipment and
more » ... aterial, generating progress reports, and providing automated alerts in the event of a safety hazard. In this paper we describe the use of a camera network with a discussion of practical considerations in calibration and tracking. We conclude with a demonstration of a usage example.
doi:10.22260/isarc2008/0049 fatcat:5mjibqrvdbatfmldiavx2iusma