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Sensor-based Motion Planning Algorithm for High-rise Building Facade Cleaning of Built-in Guide Type Multi-Robot (Built-in guide 타입 다중 로봇의 고층 빌딩 외벽 청소를 위한 센서 기반 운동 계획 알고리즘)

  • Lee, Seung-Hoon;Kim, Dong-Hyung;Kang, Min-Sung;Gil, Myung-Soo;Kim, Young-Soo;Back, Sung-Hoon;Han, Chang-Soo
    • Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems
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    • v.18 no.5
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    • pp.445-452
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    • 2012
  • With the increasing number of high-rise and large-scale buildings, modern buildings are becoming intelligent, and are incurring high construction costs and requiring careful maintenance. Maintenance works for high-rise buildings significantly depend on human labor, unlike other construction processes that are gradually being automated. The resulting accidents may produce very high social and economic losses. To address this problem, herein, this paper proposes robotic building maintenance system using multi-robot concept, in specific, cleaning a building facade which is directly subjected to minimize human labor; that improves the process efficiency and economic feasibility. The sensor for detecting contamination of building's outer-wall glass is proposed; Kalman filter was used for estimating robots' status with the contamination of the window glass. Task allocation of the sensor based multi-robots for an effective way of task execution is introduced and the feasibility was verified through the simulations.

Development of a tele-robotic system for steam generator maintenance works (원전 증기발생기 유지보수용 원격로봇 시스템 개발)

  • 황석용;김창회;김승호
    • 제어로봇시스템학회:학술대회논문집
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    • pp.1519-1522
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    • 1996
  • In this paper, we have developed a tele-robotic system for nozzle dam installation/removal works and tube relating maintenance works inside unclear power plant steam generator. Developed tele-robotic system consists of many hardwares including robot and a control system. Based on the 3 dimensional graphic simulation, a 6 D.O.F. hydraulic actuated robot and a 2 D.O.F. robot install/removal device have been developed. And also we deviced special tools for nozzle dam carry and bolting. For the tele-robot and other devices to be controlled at the nonradioactive area outside reactor containment building, we developed a tele-robot control system consisting of supervisory controller and remote controller.

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A Survey on Robot Systems for High-rise Building Wall Maintenance (고층빌딩 외벽 유지관리 로봇 시스템 조사연구)

  • Moon, Sung-Min;Huh, Jaemyung;Lee, Seunghoon;Kang, Sungpil;Han, Chang-Soo;Hong, Daehie
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering
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    • v.30 no.4
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    • pp.359-367
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    • 2013
  • With recent growth of the economy and development of construction technology, the increase of high-rise buildings is appearing rapidly in urban areas. For this reason, the interest in building maintenance has also been increasing. However, it has many safety problems because it is difficult for the workers to access the exterior wall of building. Therefore, the maintenance system of high-rise building stands out as being important issues to be developed, so that a variety of robot systems have been developed to accomplish the building-wall maintenance works. In this paper, the maintenance robots are classified in painting, inspecting, cleaning systems according to the maintenance works. Then, their locomotion and adhesion mechanisms are analyzed including their applicability to the real maintenance works. This study can be used to develop maintenance robotic system that is more efficient and stable than existing ones.

Motion Planning of Building Maintenance Robot System for Reducing Jerk Effect (빌트인형 BMR 시스템의 이동 중 충격완화를 위한 모션제어)

  • Lee, Seunghoon;Kang, Min-Sung;Kang, Sungpil;Hwang, Soonwoong;Kim, YoungSoo;Moon, Sung-Min;Hong, Daehie;Han, Chang-Soo
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering
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    • v.30 no.4
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    • pp.368-374
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    • 2013
  • Maintenance works for current high-rise buildings significantly depend on human labor, unlike other construction processes that are gradually being automated. Herein, this paper proposes robotic building maintenance system using motion control, in specific, reducing a system jerk which is directly subjected to improve the process performance and economic feasibility. The sensor for detecting straight and curvature section of the building facade, moreover rail-joint segment can be detected and be utilized for reducing jerk of the system. Analysis of the proposed system error caused by excessive vibration, e.g. jerk motion is introduced. To enhance the stability and safety of the system, herein, the strategy is proposed for enhancing the performance of the system based on anti-jerk motion control algorithm which comes out increasing the stability and sustainability of the integrated system, as well.

Automatic Inspection of Reactor Vessel Welds using an Underwater Mobile Robot guided by a Laser Pointer

  • Kim, Jae-Hee;Lee, Jae-Cheol
    • 제어로봇시스템학회:학술대회논문집
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    • pp.1116-1120
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    • 2004
  • In the nuclear power plant, there are several cylindrical vessels such as reactor vessel, pressuriser and so on. The vessels are usually constructed by welding large rolled plates, forged sections or nozzle pipes together. In order to assure the integrity of the vessel, these welds should be periodically inspected using sensors such as ultrasonic transducer or visual cameras. This inspection is usually conducted under water to minimize exposure to the radioactively contaminated vessel walls. The inspections have been performed by using a conventional inspection machine with a big structural sturdy column, however, it is so huge and heavy that maintenance and handling of the machine are extremely difficult. It requires much effort to transport the system to the site and also requires continuous use of the utility's polar crane to move the manipulator into the building and then onto the vessel. Setup beside the vessel requires a large volume of work preparation area and several shifts to complete. In order to resolve these problems, we have developed an underwater mobile robot guided by the laser pointer, and performed a series of experiments both in the mockup and in the real reactor vessel. This paper introduces our robotic inspection system and the laser guidance of the mobile robot as well as the results of the functional test.

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