Advancing civil infrastructure assessment through robotic fleets
Modern civil engineering structures, instrumented with Internet-of-Things-enabled smart sensors and actuators, are considered cyber-physical systems that integrate physical processes with computational and communication elements. This short communication aims to portray a milestone in the field of monitoring and inspection of civil infrastructure, collaboratively conducted by autonomous, robotic devices orchestrated in robotic fleets. It is expected that robot-based civil infrastructure assessment will revolutionize structural maintenance of the deteriorating building stock, which is increasingly exacerbated by the effects of climate change and develops into a major societal challenge.
624: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering