Construction of Three Large-Scale Robots Capable of Constructing UHPC Shell, Repair of Culvert and Automated MFL

Three ongoing accelerated bridge construction (ABC) projects involve tasks, that demand the development of specialized robots. Within those projects, small scale robots are developed. However, students do not have the knowledge or capability to develop robots that can print or function at full-scale. Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University (FIU) has a division that specializes in development of full-scale and functional robots. Under this project, ARC will assist the graduate students involved in the three ongoing ABC projects to develop full scale, customized robots and allow achieving the objectives of those three projects. The three ongoing ABC projects are related to 3D-printing of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) shells, UHPC shotcrete for culvert repair, and accelerated inspection of steel strands using magnetic flux leakage (MFL) technology. The success of this project will have payoff by assisting the three on-going project which have high potential payoffs.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abrahao, Anthony

    Azizinamini, Atorod

  • Start Date: 20210301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230804
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01766534
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747121
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2021 5:45PM