Development of autonomous dump trucks system (HIVACS) in heavy construction sites

H. Saito, H. Sugiura, S. Yuta

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This paper describes an autonomous dump trucks system called Hazama Intelligent Vehicle Automatic Control System (HIVACS) being developed to overcome worker shortage problems and to prevent accidents in heavy construction sites (i.e., dam construction, road construction, etc.). If this system applies at the aggregate carriage in RCD (Roller Compacted Dam) construction site, this system enables two operators to manage five dump trucks without drivers. It is anticipated that this system enables for 17% of labor-saving in total workers at a certain dam construction site. Algorithm of unmanned operation control is based 'Yamabico' robot that is currently under study at University of Tsukuba. A test vehicle for autonomous dump truck is developed in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2524-2529
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Part 1 (of 3) - Nagoya, Jpn
Duration: 1995 May 211995 May 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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