Multiagent robotic systems and exploration algorithms: Applications for data collection in construction sites

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Abstract

The construction industry has been notoriously slow to adopt new technology and embrace automation. This has resulted in lower efficiency and productivity compared to other industries where automation has been widely adopted. However, recent advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence offer a potential solution to this problem. In this study, a methodology is proposed to integrate multirobotic systems in construction projects with the aim of increasing efficiency and productivity. The proposed approach involves the use of multiple robot and human agents (HA) working collaboratively to complete a construction task. The methodology was tested through a case study that involved 3D digitization of a small, occluded space using two robots and one HA. The results show that integrating multiagent robotic systems (MARS) in construction can effectively overcome challenges and complete tasks efficiently. The implications of this study suggest that MARS could revolutionize the industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1187-1203
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Field Robotics
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • BIM
  • ROS
  • autonomous robot
  • construction 4.0
  • exploration
  • multirobot system
  • navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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