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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 967508, 17 pages
Review Article

Development of Inspection Robots for Bridge Cables

1Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747, Republic of Korea

Received 3 August 2013; Accepted 30 September 2013

Academic Editors: D. G. Aggelis, N. Alver, and H. K. Chai

Copyright © 2013 Hae-Bum Yun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presents the bridge cable inspection robot developed in Korea. Two types of the cable inspection robots were developed for cable-suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridge. The design of the robot system and performance of the NDT techniques associated with the cable inspection robot are discussed. A review on recent advances in emerging robot-based inspection technologies for bridge cables and current bridge cable inspection methods is also presented.