Hammering robot for concrete surface inspection

Tomoyuki Yamaguchi*, Anna Ariga, Shuji Hashimoto

*Corresponding author for this work

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    A hammering test is an effective method for the diagnosis of degradation in a concrete surface. This paper introduces the design and some experimental results for a novel inspection robot to perform the hammering test. The proposed robot not only has a simple hammering mechanism, which does not obstruct its locomotion and is without an additional motor, but also has a robust degradation analysis algorithm for concrete surfaces in noisy environments. In order to confirm the validity of the proposed robot, a hammering test is performed on a real concrete wall where some floating damage exists.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd IASTED International Conference on Robotics, Robo 2011
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2nd IASTED International Conference on Robotics, Robo 2011 - Pittsburgh, PA
    Duration: 2011 Nov 72011 Nov 9


    Other2nd IASTED International Conference on Robotics, Robo 2011
    CityPittsburgh, PA


    • Concrete surface
    • Hammering test
    • Mobile robot
    • Non-destructive testing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Human-Computer Interaction


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