Task-Visual Information Map to Develop AR Navigators of Construction Equipment

건설장비 AR 네비게이터 개발을 위한 작업-시각정보 맵 도출

  • Received : 2016.01.10
  • Accepted : 2016.04.21
  • Published : 2016.05.31


Work efficiency of earth work which is one of the main works occurring in construction site mainly depends on the performance of individual operators of earth work equipment. Consequently, the skill of individual operators of earth work equipment can significantly affect overall construction schedules. Many invisible areas inevitably exist in construction site because of the nature of construction site where occlusions occur from structures being built, installed or moving equipment, moving workers, etc. The lack of visual information regarding tasks critically impedes the effective performance of operators of earth work equipment. AR (Augmented Reality) is a computer technology that superimposes virtual objects onto the real world scene. This characteristic of AR may address the lack of visual informations in earth work process, thus helping to improve the work efficiency of operators of earth work equipment. The purpose of this study is to present a task-visual information map that identifies visual informations required in tasks of earth work and which of the tasks are suitable for AR technology. This study focuses on visual informations in tasks of earth work with excavators. The map was created based on the investigations on the problems of each task of earth work with excavators and visual informations required to address the problems. Through the map, four visual informations were found to be suitable for AR technology to improve the work efficiency of excavator operators. Based on the findings of this study, AR systems for excavators can be developed more effectively.


Augmented Reality;Visual information;Excavator;Earth work


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