Technology development by integrating the site topographic information acquired through autonomous measurement of drones and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), to create a high-precision digital map and integrated it with road construction equipment automation technology (Machine Guidance, Machine Control), or for real-time control of various construction equipment. ※ Targets : Grader, Dozer, Roller, Dump, Paver, etc.
(Research Objective) Improvement in productivity of earthwork and road pavement by more than 25%
Development of an intelligent construction equipment control platform (Smart Construction Open Platform, S-Cop) for effective control of construction equipment (graders, dozers, rollers, dumps, etc.). using smart technologies such as cloud BIM, big data-based optimal route navigation (Construction-Map, C-Map), AI, IoT sensor network, and edge computing.
Development of technology for configuration of remote-control environment linked with control platform using Wireless Positioning System (WPS), precision positioning technology, IoT sensor network, and AR/VR based on Smart Network technology, which enables communication between earthmoving/paving equipment and control platform
Technology development in which a drone measurement system, capable of autonomous operation based on AI and UGV platform, is used to obtain topographic information on site. This information is incorporated to create high-precision digital map for earthwork and paving work, thereby enabling automatic updates on highly variable terrain
Technology development in which heterogeneous big data, such as work performance information of construction site workers and equipment and environment information of the site, is integrated with high precision digital map to develop a digital twin model. The integrated information is analyzed by a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) simulation technology to establish optimal on-site plans and the 3D digital information is visualized by AR/VR/MR technology
Construction automation: Developing operation automation of construction equipment, autonomous driving, and remote-control technologies to overcome the issue of aging of population and the difficulty of ensuring skilled workers, and improve productivity through the elimination of the manual measurement process
Quality management digitalization: Development of automation/optimization technology for quality management to ensure operation continuity of road earthwork and paving work, and to improve productivity through efficiency of quality management of data acquisition and analysis