Publications / 1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan

The Development of Research Models for Automatic Excavation

Derek Seward, David Bradley, Robert Bracewell
Pages 703-708 (1988 Proceedings of the 5th ISARC, Tokyo, Japan, ISSN 2413-5844)

Lancaster University has recently begun research into construction robotics and initial concentration is on excavation plant. This paper describes the building of computer and small-scale models to facilitate research and development into hardware and control strategies. The emphasis is on maintaining flexibility to allow the research the widest possible scope. For this reason a modular system for the models was devised so that compatible components can built-up in various ways. A selection of these modules is described.

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