Construction Automation, Robotics, and Ergonomics (CARE) Lab

 

 

CARE Lab pursues advances of automation, robotics, and ergonomics in construction.

  • Our automation force streamlines the construction process to improve the productivity and compatibility. 
  • 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.

 

People

Director

Yunfeng Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

chen428@purdue.edu

PhD Students

 
 

Xingzhou Guo

PhD Candidate

guo529@purdue.edu

Chi Tian

PhD Student

tian154@purdue.edu

Hongyue Wu

PhD Student

wu1513@purdue.edu

 

Research

SPR-4630: Implementation Exploration of Autonomous Vehicles: Impacts of Autonomous

Truck-Mounted Attenuator (ATMA) on INDOT Work Zone Safety, Mobility, and

Crews’s Perception/Behavior/Productivity

Role: PI; Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $330,374 (08/23/2021 - 11/25/2023)

SPR-4628: Exploration of Color Patterns for Improving Work Zone Safety and Perception

Role: PI; Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $99,584 (08/23/2021 - 11/22/2022)

EAGER: SAI: Human-Centered Design and Enhancement of Next Generation Transportation

Infrastructure with Connected and Automated Vehicles

Role: Co-PI (PI: Robert Proctor); Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Amount: $300,000 (09/01/2021 - 08/31/2023)

SPR-4622: Integration of BIM for Bridge Modeling

Role: Co-PI (PI: Jiansong Zhang); Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $159,989 (09/01/2021 - 08/31/2023)

SPR-4625: BIM Standards for Roads and Related Transportation Assets

Role: Co-PI (PI: Jiansong Zhang); Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $119,546 (01/01/2022 - 06/30/2023)

SPR-4651: Synthesis Study on Employing Snow Plow Driving Simulators in Training 

Role: Co-PI (PI: Luciana de Cresce El Debs); Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $93,119 (01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022)

SPR-4523: Applied Ergonomics

Role: PI; Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $80,682 (08/24/2020 - 05/15/2022)

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 - 7/16/2021)

SPR-4421: Life Cycle Integration of Infrastructure Information Modeling

Role: PI; Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation

Amount: $131,769 (07/01/2019 - 11/12/2021)

 

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 - 12/31/2021)

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 - 08/31/2022)

 

Facility Location Faculty Contact
HAMP G293 Yunfeng (Cindy) Chen