Various robots have been developed to inspect civil infrastructures, such as bridges and tunnels, safely and economically. At the same time, a wide range of R&D tasks are ongoing for a study of applicable structures for the introduction of robotics technologies, and establishing an integrated database to centrally manage the information for the effective utilization of robotics technologies. With these efforts, the implementation in society of robots for infrastructure maintenance is highly expectd.
●Hammer test flying robot system for bridge/tunnel inspection
●Semi-submerged work robot using remote control
●The variable guide frame vehicle for inspection of tunnel
●Infrastructure framework that is suitable for robot inspection
●Establish a unification system of robotics information for civil infrastructure