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Experiments Suggest the Possibility of Achieving Autonomous Robotic Excavation in Moving Towards Construction Automation

  title={Experiments Suggest the Possibility of Achieving Autonomous Robotic Excavation in Moving Towards Construction Automation},
  author={Miguel Santos and Quang Nguyen and David C. Rye and Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte},
C onstruction is of prime economic significance to many industry sectors. Intense competition, shortages of skilled labor, and technological advances are forcing rapid change in the construction industry, thus motivating construction automation [1]. Earthmoving machines, such as bulldozers, wheel loaders, excavators, scrapers, and graders, are common in construction. Excavationbased operations are used in general earthmoving, digging, and sheet-piling for displacing large amounts of material… 

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