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

Parts and Packets Unification for Construction Automation and Robots

T. Umetani, T. Arai, Y. Mae, K. Inoue, J. Maeda
Pages 311-316 (2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper proposes a method of configuration of database system for parts oriented construction. In parts oriented construction, robots acquire information related to the tasks from the server through ID attached to the construction components. This system aims (1) simplification in motion planning of the construction robots using information attached to components, (2) reconfiguration of data structure for process of construction tasks. The robot performs the tasks according to local planning based on the local information. The operation server reconfigure parts information based on task result by robots so that the next robot can obtain the required information from the composed components in the next phase. We call the parts integrated information ?packets?, and call our idea ?parts and packets unification.? The feasibility of our proposed method is also shown in the preliminary experiments where an RFID tag attached to a component is applied for data exchange.

Keywords: Automatic Construction, Information Integrated Components, Data Collection System and Labeling, Automatic Reconfiguration of Parts Information, RFID Tags