Development of a Robotic Structural Steel Placement System.
Development of a Robotic Structural Steel Placement
Lytle, A. M.; Saidi, K. S.; Stone, W. C.
NIST SP 989; September 2002.
International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in
Construction, 19th (ISARC). Proceedings. National
Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg,
Maryland. September 23-25, 2002, 263-268 pp, 2002.
Available from: Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington,
Order number: PB2002-108230
robotics; steel structures; planning
The NIST Construction and Automation Group (CMAG), in
cooperation with the NIST Intelligent Systems Division
(ISD), is researching robotic structural steel placement
as part of a project to develop an Automated Steel
Construction Testbed (ASCT). The ASCT project was
initiated in response to industry requests for advanced
tools and methodologies to speed the erection of steel
structures while maintaining or enhancing standards for
worker safety and facility reliability. This initial
effort integrates and extends prior NIST research in
robotic crane employment, teleoperated steel beam
placement, laser-based site metrology, construction
component tracking, and web-enabled 3-D visualization.