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Biologically inspired robotic system for steel bridge condition assessment [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP100200750]

Researchers Liu A/Prof Dikai; Prof Kenneth J Waldron; Prof Gamini Dissanayake

Brief description Australia has many thousands of steel bridges which form a key infrastructure supporting urban and rural communities. Periodic inspection is a vital undertaking that minimises risk of bridge failures and associated community impact. This project will develop a robotic inspection system capable of crawling over the structure, inspecting all areas, acquiring essential information and appropriately presenting these to a human operator to facilitate effective condition assessment. The project's outcomes will lay the foundation for the world-wide use of bio-inspired robots in civil infrastructure condition assessment, significantly increasing worker� safety and greatly reducing the costs and improving the efficiency of the inspection process.

Funding Amount $420,000

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