Bridge inspection robot in the news
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: