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Evolution of a Robotic Excavator

  • W. L. Whittaker
  • B. Motazed

Abstract

This paper considers the opportunities for general robotic excavation based on available experience with utility pipe excavation, and on the broader base of robotic technology. We first critique our robotic pipe excavator to identify shortcomings and specializations that would be limiting to more robust and general excavation systems. We then consider developments that could meet the technological needs. Finally, we present a speculative version of a generic excavation robot.

Keywords

Tactical Planning Syntactic Level Robotic Institute Cognitive Robot Autonomous Supervise 
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© Hermes Publishing 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Whittaker
    • 1
  • B. Motazed
    • 1
  1. 1.Construction Robotics Laboratory, The Robotics InstituteCarnegie-Mellon UniversityUSA

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