Requirement Development of a Robot that Supports Construction Management Using Tracked Vehicle for Rough Terrain
Aiko Ohtsuka*, Atsuo Kawaguchi*, Masuyoshi Yachida*, Koichi Kudo*, Ryota Yamashina*, Takayuki Fujii**, and Yoshitaka Yanagihara**
*Ricoh Company, Ltd.
2-7-1 Izumi, Ebina, Kanagawa 243-0460, Japan
**Tokyu Construction Co., Ltd.
1-16-14 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8340, Japan
We conducted a study on the user experience design process ((i) research and analysis, (ii) concept design, and (iii) prototyping) to identify the requirements for a robot for supporting construction management. From this study, seven hypotheses were obtained for these requirements. One horizontal prototype satisfying three of these hypothesized requirements and three local prototypes satisfying one hypothesis each were created. The prototypes were evaluated in the field. The remaining one hypothesis was not tested at this time due to the longer trial period required for validation. It would be more appropriate to validate it during the evaluation of the vertical prototype or the system as a whole. Based on the results of the field evaluation, it was made clear that the hypothesized six requirements are reasonable requirements for a robot to support construction management.
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