Bridge inspection robot in the news

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Prof. Dana and graduate students Parneet Kaur and Prateek Prasanna, have collaborated with researchers from Rutgers CAIT (Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation) to create a computer vision platform mounted on a bridge inspection robot.

The computer vision component automatically detects surface cracks and analyzes ground penetrating radar to determine deterioration. A 360 degree view is obtained by a mirrored lens mounted on the robot camera in order to obtain panoramic images as the robot traverses the bridge deck. The project is part of a robotic bridge inspection project led by Prof. Nenad Gucunski and funded by the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration).

The bridge inspection robot was featured in a recent news article that can be found at:
www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/One-of-a-Kind-Robot-Inspects-DC-Area-Br...