Publications / 2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan

Development of Simple Attachment for Remote Control (DokaTouch)

Kazuki Sumi
Pages 1452-1457 (2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan, ISBN 978-952-94-3634-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

The development of the DokaRobo series for remotely controlling construction equipment began in 2007, and life-size humanoid robots (The DokaRobo No. 1 and 2) were developed. The DokaRobo series is installed in the driver's seat and can be easily installed by a single adult. After repeated tests and interviews with users, it was realized that the robot needs to be frequently switched between remote control and manned operation, and it is desirable to have a remote control unit that can be manned even when it is installed. The compact retrofit device "DokaTouch" was developed based on the concept that it would improve the work in the bad environment if an ordinary construction machine could be remotecontrolled more easily. In this paper, the present configuration and functions of the DokaTouch are explained, and its application to the future construction site is reported.

Keywords: Unmanned Construction Machinery; Internet; LTE