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The Development of the “Mark II” Mobile Robot for Concrete Slab Finishing

  • N. Tanaka
  • M. Saito
  • K. Arai
  • K. Banno
  • T. Ochi
  • S. Kikuchi

Abstract

Concrete slab finishing is a construction task which presents a number of problems for the job site manager. First of all, curing times often require that work be carried out on a round-the-clock basis. Secondly, it is exhausting work because the posture that must be assumed by finishing workers is extremely tiring. And thirdly, it requires a high degree of skill — and skilled plasterers and finish workers are not always available. To help solve some of these problems, we began development of a trackless, self-propelled concrete slab finishing robot. In Phase I of our development, we created the Mark I prototype which gave excellent finish results in on-site tests. Now, in Phase II, we have created a more practical model which is lighter, more compact, and easier to operate. Herein we report on the development process for this robot, the MARK II, and present an overview of its functions and capabilities.

Keywords

Concrete Slab Host Computer Finish Quality Finish Worker Drive Roller 
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Biblography

  1. Arai, K., and H. Wami. 1985. Development of Robots for Concrete Slab Finishing. Report to the 7th Conference, Japan Concrete Institute.Google Scholar
  2. Saito, M., N. Tanaka, K. Arai, and K. Banno. 1985. The Development of a Mobile Robot for Concrete Slab Finishing. Report to the 15th International Symposium on Industrial Robots.Google Scholar
  3. Yamada, B. 1984. Development of Robots for General Construction and Related Problems. Report to the 1984 Research Conference, Material and Construction Committee, Architectural Institute of Japan.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Hermes Publishing 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Tanaka
    • 1
  • M. Saito
    • 1
  • K. Arai
    • 1
  • K. Banno
    • 1
  • T. Ochi
    • 1
  • S. Kikuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical Development DeptKajima CorporationTokyoJapan

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