Robotic Technology Helps Create Parking Lot

Posted 23 June 2015 11:29 AM by TCAuthor3

By Zach Whitney, Project Manager, Boldt

The new hospital parking lot is taking shape with concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks. Preparations for installing the concrete curbs and sidewalks began weeks ago with laying out the areas utilizing a robotic total station which uses computer-generated points from a site drawing. These points are then transferred to the total station for layout. 

The layout process involves one person to roam the site with a prism pole and hand-held devise showing the computer-generated points on a touch screen. The robot follows the prism pole with its eye and communicates a location based off the site drawing. 

Once a location is found, a wood stake is driven and an elevation is marked on the stake. This process allows the concrete curb and gutter crew to then place the concrete in the correct place.