Publications / 2013 Proceedings of the 30th ISARC, Montréal, Canada

Study on Methodology for Detecting the Status of General Excavator without Renovation

Min-Sung Kang, Myeongsu Gil, Seunghoon Lee, Dongsu Shin, Chang-Soo Han, Jung Soo Han, Bo-Hyun Yu
Pages 1334-1341 (2013 Proceedings of the 30th ISARC, Montréal, Canada, ISBN 978-1-62993-294-1, ISSN 2413-5844)

Excavation and earthmoving equipment mostly operate in accident-prone areas. These areas normally have rollover, confinement, and fall or may be considered harmful work areas due to demolitions and sewage removals. It is inevitable that excavation and earthmoving systems should be developed to secure the safety of operators through unmanned and remote control systems. Therefore, this research proposes a system that enables excavators to be unmanned and remote controlled without any renovation, remodeling, change, or transformation by applying attachable and separable mechanism and modules. Moreover, this research proposes the sensor module to evaluate the dynamic status without processing remodeling or transformation the existing hydraulic drive excavation system by adopting the easy attachable and separable mechanism. The study verifies this proposal based on observed possibility and feasibility through the experiments.

Keywords: Installation type, Tele-operated Excavation System, Sensor-based estimation, Human-Robot Cooperation