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JRM Vol.31 No.6 pp. 837-844
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2019.p0837
(2019)

Paper:

Development of a Bridge Inspection Support Robot System Using Two-Wheeled Multicopters

Manabu Nakao, Eiji Hasegawa, Taku Kudo, and Naoyuki Sawasaki

Fujitsu Laboratories Limited
4-1-1 Kamikodanaka, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 211-8588, Japan

Received:
June 7, 2019
Accepted:
September 4, 2019
Published:
December 20, 2019
Keywords:
bridge inspection, multicopter, 3D model, IFC
Abstract
Development of a Bridge Inspection Support Robot System Using Two-Wheeled Multicopters

Outline of the bridge inspection robot system

We developed a bridge inspection support robot system that uses a two-wheeled multicopter and 3D modeling technology. Our system is divided into three main parts: 1) a two-wheeled multicopter to capture close-up images of the inspection target, 2) damage extraction using 3D modeling technology, and 3) a 3D model-based bridge maintenance system that stores inspection information linked with the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) 3D product model. An inspector can use this system to visually inspect the overall structure and accurately detect hairline cracks.

Cite this article as:
M. Nakao, E. Hasegawa, T. Kudo, and N. Sawasaki, “Development of a Bridge Inspection Support Robot System Using Two-Wheeled Multicopters,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.31, No.6, pp. 837-844, 2019.
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