Future innovations and MORE
Autonomous heavy-duty mobile machines: Why and how can we use them in construction sites?
From manual to automatic material flow based on machine productivity in construction sites
In this newsletter, we want to discuss how fleets of (semi)autonomous Heavy-Duty Mobile Machines (HDMMs) could be used not only to complete a construction project, but to accomplish that in an optimal way. Optimization is essential to improve productivity and efficiency and reduce cost and project time. Nowadays, manual methods are employed to allocate tasks to construction machines based on the experience of worksite managers and manual observation of operations. However, these methods are costly, error prone, and depend on few experts that must always be available. Automating task planning and assignment based on fleet productivity can be a promising solution for solving the above challenges and achieving optimality. Firstly, Amirmasoud will describe how to estimate the productivity of a fleet of HDMMs during earth-moving tasks; secondly, Paolo will focus on optimizing the performance of the fleet of autonomous machines by solving task planning, task assignment, motion planning, and coordination problems jointly.
- Productivity Monitoring
What is the productivity, and how can it be calculated?
- Material flow coordination and optimization
Let the robots build it
Hot Topics for Heavy-Duty Mobile Machines
What’s going on and what can we expect?
In this newsletter, we want to have a closer look at the trends that define the current developments in the heavy-duty mobile machine (HDMM) sector. This way, you will get to know what is influencing as well as motivating our work in the MORE project. David will start by elaborating topical powertrain technology with a focus on construction machinery, and Tyrone will highlight some developments within automated and autonomous HDMMs.
- New Powertrain Technology
Renewable, but how?
- The Road Towards Autonomous Heavy-Duty Mobile Machinery
Be Prepared for a Few Bumps Along the Way