Development of a Construction Robot for Marking on Ceiling Boards
Kouetsu Tanaka*, Makoto Kajitani**, Chisato Kanamori** and Yasunori Abe*
*Research and Development Center, Shinryo Corporation, 41 Wadai, Tsukuba-shi, lbaraki 300-42, Japan
**Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182, Japan
Received:June 6, 1997Accepted:August 1, 1997Published:August 20, 1997
Keywords:autonomous mobile robot, construction robot, laser, optical measurement, Marking
Previously, we proposed a self-positioning measurement system for autonomous mobile robots at work sites.1-4)The system depends on the basic principle of triangulation. Preparations are not required for specific reference points, but use pillars standing on the floor. We also developed a prototype robot that utilizes the system. The marking robot leaves a specific mark at the installation position for apparatuses on ceiling boards in large buildings. The robot moves autonomously, recognizes its position, and draws figures with an error of a few millimeters on the ceiling board. It can reach a height of about 3000mm.
Cite this article as:K. Tanaka, M. Kajitani, C. Kanamori, and Y. Abe, “Development of a Construction Robot for Marking on Ceiling Boards,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.9 No.4, pp. 293-298, 1997.Data files: