Frank Margrave

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This paper investigates the feasibility of constructing a humanoid robot using existing technology. Firstly, the adoption of the humanoid form is justified. The structure, strength and power capabilities of a human are analysed in engineering terms, and taken to represent the requirements specification for a humanoid robot. Technological alternatives to the(More)
Staff and students at Lancaster University have, for the past five years, been involved in the development of an autonomous robot excavator LUCIE the Lancaster University Computerised Intelligent Excavator. An excavator provides a good opportunity for development, as it is basically a highly efficient and well developed four degree-of-freedom manipulator(More)
35 This paper introduces the problem of safety for mobile construction robots and explains the concept of a "hazard" in safety analysis. The well known Safety Lifecycle Model is described. This model is then expanded to illustrate the hazard analysis process in more detail. The documents required for the hazard and risk analysis are detailed, and three well(More)
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