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Bridges are one of the critical civil infrastructure for safety of traveling public. The conditions of bridges deteriorate with time as a result of material aging, excessive loading, and inadequate maintenance, etc. In this paper, the development of an autonomous robotic system is presented for highly-efficient bridge deck inspection and evaluation. An(More)
—The condition of bridges is critical for the safety of the traveling public. Bridges deteriorate with time as a result of material aging, excessive loading, environmental effects, and inadequate maintenance. The current practice of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of bridge decks cannot meet the increasing demands for highly efficient, cost-effective, and(More)
Detection of cracks on bridge decks is a vital task for maintaining the structural health and reliability of concrete bridges. Robotic imaging can be used to obtain bridge surface image sets for automated on-site analysis. We present a novel automated crack detection algorithm, the STRUM (spatially tuned robust multifeature) classifier, and demonstrate(More)
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