SmartSite: Intelligent and Autonomous Environments, Machinery, and Processes to Realize Smart Road Construction Projects

Robin Kuenzel, Marcus Mueller, Jochen Teizer, Alexander Blickle
2015 Proceedings of the 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2015)   unpublished
This article presents an overview of the SmartSite research project that adopts machine learning, decision theory and distributed artificial intelligence to design and test a multi-agent system (MAS) for asphalt road construction. SmartSite puts major emphasis on sensing and communication technologies that integrate real-time automated information exchange in the supply chain of road construction. As part of the larger SmartSite project, this article introduces a novel real-time path planning
more » ... ime path planning system for compactors. It operates based on BDI software agents and real-time sensory inputs. The newly developed integrated and information rich process benefits asphalt compactor operators, as they are now capable to control their machinery and react to changing environmental, materialrelated and process-related disturbances or changes. This improves the quality of the delivery and laying of asphalt material, prevents compactors from overcompacting certain road segments, increases the road's pavement longevity during the operational life cycle phase; refocuses the work tasks of the site managers, and reduces the construction budget and schedule.
doi:10.22260/isarc2015/0068 fatcat:s3ofxxcncbejdfi66y2qo7cazq