Publications / 2009 Proceedings of the 26th ISARC, Austin, USA

Experimental Evaluation of a Robotic Bolting Device in Steel Beam Assembly

Kyungmo Jung, Youngsu Chu, Baeksuk Chu, Daehie Hong, Shinsuk Park, Myo-Taeg Lim, Yongkwun Lee, Sung-Uk Lee, Kang Ho Ko and Min Chul Kim
Pages 245-251 (2009 Proceedings of the 26th ISARC, Austin, USA, ISBN 978-0-578-02312-0, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper deals with a robotic system for the steel beam assembly task in building construction. Applying the robotic system on the steel beam assembly, we pursue such advantage as improving safety for workers and reducing construction period and cost. The robotic bolting device suggested in this paper has a gantry-type moving apparatus which includes a bolting end-effector. The bolting end-effector is designed especially for bolting mechanism using TS(Torque Shear) type bolt. In order to perform the bolting assembly tests, we made an experimental testbed which was similar to a real steel construction environment. Through the tests, we acquired feasible results for applying the robotic bolting device to real steel construction sites.

Keywords: Construction robot, bolting, steel beam assembly, robotic bolting device