Construction Animation, Robotics, and Ergonomics (CARE) Lab


CARE Lab pursues advances of animation, robotics, and ergonomics in construction. Our animation force simulates immersive environment for improving information communication. Our robotics force aims to develop intelligent systems to improve the construction efficiency. Our ergonomics force applies human factor theories and technologies to improve human-environment interaction. All these fields of research strengthen each other to support the development of future work.



Yunfeng Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

PhD Students


Xingzhou Guo

PhD Student

Chi Tian

PhD Student

Hongyue Wu

PhD Student



SPR-4421: Life Cycle Integration of Infrastructure Information Modeling

Role: PI; Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $131,769 (07/01/2019 - 3/31/2021)

SPR-4523: Applied Ergonomics

Role: PI; Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $80,682 (08/24/2020 - 08/23/2021)

A Case Study of Drivers' Visual Attention and Behavioral Responses to Traffic Signs

or Other Delineation Devices for High-Crash Areas

Role: PI; Sponsor: Local Technical Assistance Program

Amount: $99,660 (07/01/2019 - 12/31/2020)

Cognitive Attention and Its Application in Countermeasures on a Curve Section

Role: Subcontract PI; Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation

Amount: $161,480, with Purdue Subcontract of $73,500 (9/16/2019 - 3/15/2021)

PFI-RP: Partnerships for Innovation in Interoperable Building Information Modeling Technology for

Applications in Automated Building Code Compliance Checking and Modular Construction Automation

Role: Co-PI (PI: Jiansong Zhang); Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Amount: $915,597 (09/15/2018 - 08/31/2021)


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