Vision Statement:RAPIDS vision is to be a leader in dynamic education and research for pioneering safer and more productive (construction) workplace environments.
Mission Statement: With the believe that all workplace incidents are preventable and all projects can be successful, our mission is that humans will enable and transform the way industries - like construction - perform by using technology for gathering, managing, and distributing safety, health, and process status information. This ultimately provides knowledge that leads to a safer, healthier and more productive work environment.
Major Research Areas:
Building Information Modeling (BIM and VDC)
Site Operations Planning and Progress Monitoring
Education, Training, Inspection and Quality Control
Automation and Robotics in Construction
Low Power Remote Sensing of Field Operations
Augmented/Virtual Reality Learning Environments
Real-time Construction Resource Location Tracking
Equipment Blind Spot and Operator Visibility
Proximity Sensing and Alert Systems
Worker Safety and Health (Ergonomics)
Computer Vision Applications for Productivity Analysis