The following paper has been accepted for publication: Ilya Tyapin and Geir Hovland, “Long Arm Manipulator Path Interpolation Using 4th Order B-Splines”, 18th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Korea, October, 2018.
Improved Efficiency of Construction Processes
The design of the manipulator as of June 2018 is illustrated in the figures below: Movie demonstrating the effects of a controller algorithm damping out oscillations (36.6Mb)
MacGregor vil bruke kran- og løfteteknologi fra offshoreindustrien til å effektivisere byggeprosessen. Ambisjonen er at roboter monterer fasadeplater i norske byggeprosjekter allerede i 2020. Se hele artikkelen hos Norges Forskningsråd.
During the spring 2017 semester, the following student thesis projects were performed at the University of Agder, Mechatronics group, in collaboration with MacGregor: Geir Arne Aspheim, Kamil Bjørlykstøl and Øyvind Vatne, “Development of Tool for Handling Plates with a Robot”, […]
The project was presented on local TV news on April 6, 2017, location University of Agder, Campus Grimstad:
The project titled “Lifting and Assembly Manipulator for Improved Efficiency of Construction Processes” is funded by the Research Council of Norway, project number 261647/O20, under the BIA Program. The project started in Q3-2016 and will run until Q3-2019.