Automated Image Presentation for Backhoe Embankment Construction in Unmanned Construction Site

Shota Chikushi, Hiromitsu Fujii, Yusuke Tamura, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Keiji Nagatani, Yuya Sakai, Takumi Chiba, Shingo Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Chayama, Atsushi Yamashita, Hajime Asama, Yushi Moriyama

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Abstract

Automated and intelligent construction machines are very important in for unmanned disaster response. One of the tasks involved in this is embankment construction. Usually, this conducted by teleoperation of a backhoe construction machine by one operator. Meanwhile, another operator controls an external camera which presents a visualization of the machine and the construction environment to the construction machine operator. In this paper, we propose a method for automatic control of the external camera based on the requirement specifications of the construction machine operator for unmanned embankment construction. This method consists of two parts: first, in order to present the desired visualization to the construction machine operator, the requirement specifications are extracted through video analysis at actual unmanned construction sites, and through interviews with construction machine operator. Next, an automatic external camera control method based on these requirement specifications is developed. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method, it is necessary to compare the satisfaction/dissatisfaction of the videos from the backhoe operator's point of view. Therefore, we conducted a comparative experiment with camera control that satisfied and did not satisfy the requirement specifications. The superiority of the proposed method is shown by questionnaire evaluation using the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages22-27
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728166674
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2020 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2020 Jan 122020 Jan 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2020
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period20/1/1220/1/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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