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A Bio-Inspired Climbing Robot for Cleaning and Painting Internal Surfaces of the Arches in the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Project Member(s): Liu, D., Waldron, K., Paul, G., Dissanayake, G., Ranasinghe, R.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Roads and Maritime Services (formerly known as RTA) (Roads and Maritime Services)

Start year: 2015

Summary: Variation approved 12/04 to extend end date from 31/03/18 to 15/07/18. RMS funding reduced from AUD500,000 to AUD490,000 Variation (for phase 2) extend end date from 15/07/18 to 30/06/19 RMS funding increased by $335,115

Publications:

Katuwandeniya, K, Ranasinghe, R, Dantanarayana, L, Dissanayake, G & Liu, D 2018, 'Calibration of a Rotating Laser Range Finder using Intensity Features', 2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2018, International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, IEEE, Singapore, Singapore, pp. 228-234.
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Quin, P, Paul, G & Liu, D 2017, 'Experimental Evaluation of Nearest Neighbour Exploration Approach in Field Environments', IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 869-880.
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Paul, G, Liu, L & Liu, D 2016, 'A Novel Approach to Steel Rivet Detection in Poorly Illuminated Steel Structural Environments', Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), 2016 14th International Conference on, International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, IEEE, Phuket, Thailand.
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Ranasinghe, R & Kodagoda, S 2016, 'Spatial Prediction in Mobile Robotic Wireless Sensor Networks withNetwork Constraints', IEEE, International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, IEEE, Phuket, Thailand.
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Paul, G, Quin, P, To, A & Liu, D 2015, 'A Sliding Window Approach to Exploration for 3D Map Building Using a Biologically Inspired Bridge Inspection Robot', Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems, IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems, IEEE, Shenyang, China, pp. 1097-1102.
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Paul, G, Quin, P, Yang, C & Liu, D 2015, 'Key Feature-Based Approach for Efficient Exploration of Structured Environments', Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE, Zhuhai, China, pp. 90-95.
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FOR Codes: Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics), Transport Engineering, Road Infrastructure and Networks, Machinery and Equipment not elsewhere classified, Rail Infrastructure and Networks