In order for a robot operator to be considered sufficiently well educated it requires long-term training in a variety of situations. This training is very expensive, even without concrete, using a real robot. The ultimate goal of this project is therefore to develop a computer-assisted training simulator for robot operators in a realistic environment with visualization techniques, either in stereoscopic 3D or on a normal screen. The user of the finished simulator will be able to see the result of the shotcrete application in real-time. It should also be possible for the operator, or an outside observer, to assess, both visually and numerically, the quality of the performed work by examining parameters such as surface coverage, layer thickness and material consumption.
The project is carried out at the Division of Construction Management.