Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

A Development of Stewart Platform Based Pipe Manipulator

Jae-Goo Han, Kyoon-Tai Kim, Young-Suk Kim, Junbok Lee, Jeoung-Tae Kim

The concrete pipe laying works are conducted in most of the construction sites. Several automated systems for the pipe laying works have been developed in advanced countries to improve productivity, safety, and quality, and to gain potential savings in costs. They mainly focused upon easy handling and clamping system for the pipes. The major objective of this research is to develop the stewart platform based teleoperated pipe manipulator prototype and to evaluate technical feasibility and productivity analysis of the system.

Keywords: concrete pipes, pipe installation, stewart platform, pipe manipulator, robot, construction automation