Assessment of Cone Placement Methods and the Development of Automated Machine Specifications and an Integrated System ConceptAuthor/Presenter: White, Wilderich A.; Siacunco, James P.; Tseng, Peter K.; Spano, Joseph S.; Bennett, Duane A.; Velinsky, Steven A.
This report documents the development of the Automated Cone Machine at the Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology Center at the University of California, Davis. This application of automation has the primary objective of improving the level of safety of the traffic cone laying operation by reducing worker exposure to traffic. Included is a summary of the initial findings, a description of the proposed machine concept, and a copy of the proposed functional specifications. These items are presented to describe the course of development that is being taken on the project.