Applications of Robotics and Automation in Highway Maintenance Operations

by B. Ravani, Univ of California-Davis, Davis, United States,
T. H. West, Univ of California-Davis, Davis, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering

Abstract: This paper deals with the applications of Advanced Automation and Robotics in highway maintenance operations. The basic components of Robotics and Automation technologies are studied and their appropriate forms for highway maintenance applications are identified. Within each area of highway maintenance operations, maintenance tasks with high potential for the application of the Robotics and Automation technologies are then discussed.

Subject Headings: Intelligent transportation systems | Robotics | Maintenance | Communication systems | Occupational safety | Control systems | Automatic identification systems | Highways and roads

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