Study of operator behavior, learning, and performance using an input-shaped bridge crane

Attir Khalid, William Singhose, John Huey, Jason Lawrence, David Frakes

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Abstract

Input shaping is a simple way of reducing vibration in bridge cranes. Reduction of payload sway is particularly important if the crane must operate in a cluttered workspace or has to accurately position payloads. An input shaping controller has been implemented on a large bridge crane at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It is used to study the response of operators and their learning patterns while driving the crane through obstacle courses both with and without input shaping. An image processing technique was implemented to track the movement of the crane payload. Data from these experiments show that operators performed tasks faster, safer, and more effectively when input shaping is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications
Pages759-764
Number of pages6
Volume1
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Sep 2 2004Sep 4 2004

Other

Other2004 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period9/2/049/4/04

Keywords

  • Crane Control
  • Operator Learning
  • Sway Control
  • Vibration Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Khalid, A., Singhose, W., Huey, J., Lawrence, J., & Frakes, D. (2004). Study of operator behavior, learning, and performance using an input-shaped bridge crane. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (Vol. 1, pp. 759-764)