Conference Paper

Development of autonomous dump trucks system (HIVACS) in heavy construction sites

Tech. Res. Inst., Hazama Corp., Ibaraki
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.1995.525638 Conference: Robotics and Automation, 1995. Proceedings., 1995 IEEE International Conference on, Volume: 3
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT This paper describes an autonomous dump trucks system called
Hazama Intelligent Vehicle Automatic Control System (HIVACS) being
developed to overcome worker shortage problems and to prevent accidents
in heavy construction sites (i.e., dam construction, road construction,
etc.). If this system is applied to the aggregate carriage on a RCD
(Roller Compacted Dam) construction site, this system operates five dump
trucks without drivers. It is anticipated that this system will enable
17% labor-saving. The algorithm of unmanned operation control is based
the “Yamabico” robot that is currently under study at
University of Tsukuba. A test vehicle for autonomous dump trucks is
developed in this study

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