Publications / 2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA

Development of a Robotic Structural Steel Placement System

A. Lytle, K. Saidi, W. Stone
Pages 263-268 (2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA, ISSN 2413-5844)

The NIST Construction Metrology and Automation Group, in cooperation with the NIST Intelligent Systems Division, is researching robotic structural steel placement as part of a project to develop an Automated Steel Construction Testbed. This 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.

Keywords: construction automation, path planning, robotics, VRML, 3-D coordinate measurement systems