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NIST Construction Automation Program, Report No. 2. NIST Construction Automation Workshop. Proceedings. March 20-31, 1995.


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Stone, W. C.

NISTIR 5856; 156 p. May 1996.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST Construction Automation Program, Report No. 2. NIST Construction Automation Workshop. Proceedings. March 20-31, 1995, 1996.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-202239

Keywords:

automated building construction; automated excavation; construction automation; construction robotics; data exchange standards; helmet mounted displays; laser metrology; non-line-of-sight metrology; telemetry; virtual reality displays; wireless communication

Abstract:

A two-day workshop on Construction Automation was hosted at NIST during March 30-31, 1995. Research programs actively underway at NIST in this area include the development of sensing systems, hardware, and software algorithms for advanced real time construction site metrology; wide band telemetry and data acquisition [the ability to track many sensors at once through wireless communications]; virtual site simulation and object representation standards [development of robust virtual reality models for construction site objects and machines]; person-in-loop systems [including head-up displays, virtual simulators, tele-operations workstations, and portable database interrogators]; and semi-autonomous machine operations. These topics, and the need for database and machine interfacing standards, were discussed by workshop participants representing industry, government, and academe. Specific invited presentations included laser distancing, non-line-of-sight and kinematic GPS metrology, automated data exchange standards, real-time kinematic modeling, military helmet-mounted displays, virtual reality displays, construction robotics, automated excavation, virtual site representation, and automated building construction.

Selected Papers

Workshop Introduction.
Wright, R. N. NIST Construction Automation Initiative.
Stone, W. C. Real-Time GPS and Non-Line-of-Sight Metrology.
Stone, W. C. Data Exchange Standards for Construction Automation.
Reed, K. A.