ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE. FINAL REPORT

The main objective of this project is to assess the state-of-the-art of robotics in road construction and maintenance and to perceive the way that robots, or robotic concepts could benefit the transportation system in California in this decade and beyond the year 2000. Automation and robotization in highway construction and maintenance are currently under active development in the U.S. and other countries around the world. It is urgent and feasible to adapt new robotic technology to develop a series of highway construction and maintenance robots that increase the productivity and reduce costs, provide maximum safety to workers and the traveling public and improve the quality of service. A thorough literature search has been conducted and this report presents the status of research and development in this area and highlights the possible applications of robotics in highway construction and maintenance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California State University, Sacramento

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, 6000 J Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • ZHOU, T
  • Publication Date: 1991-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA/NT/CSU-91-01
  • Contract Numbers: F90 NT 26
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM