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Robots to Re-Construction

Objective

Despite the high degree of industrial automation, robotic solutions are not yet prevalent in construction and demolition industry due to the complex environment and demanding requirements. For hazardous tasks, like the removal of asbestos contamination from a flat (rehabilitation site), manual performance is very inefficient, due to the intense safety measures. This leads to the main objective of Bots2ReC: “Introducing, testing and validating an operational process for the automated removal of asbestos contamination at a real world rehabilitation site using a robotic system.”
After the necessary clearing from furniture and containment, the site is less complex and separated from human workers. In this environment safe automated robotic operations can be realized with current state of the art technology. The proposed robotic system will consist of multiple robotic units (lightweight robotic arms with abrasive tools and aspiration on a mobile platform) and a central process control system. Optical and radar sensors will allow environmental perception and navigation and local monitoring of the asbestos-removal, even in dusty conditions. The developed control system allows the user to specify and supervise automated tasks (e.g. disk grinding of contaminated paint from a wall), supported by a virtual representation of the site. The process and robotic system will be developed and enhanced in several iterations, supported by permanent testing on a test rehabilitation site benchmarked on a real life rehabilitation site at project end.
Bots2ReC will have strong impacts to the robotics industry and society in Europe: It provides a step change towards a system prototype demonstrated in the operational environment of the demolition and construction industry and will strengthen the European robotic industry by later commercialisation of the system. Avoiding exposure to highly dangerous asbestos fibres will sustainably help protect the health of humans in Europe and worldwide.

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 961 250,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 159 495,00
Address
Avenue Eugène Freyssinet 1
78280 Guyancourt

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 68 355,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

BOUYGUES BATIMENT NORD-EST
France
Net EU contribution
€ 139 755,00
Address
1 Avenue De L Horizon
59651 Villeneuve D Ascq Cedex

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 59 895,00
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 530 250,00
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANIELI TELEROBOT LABS S.R.L.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 602 875,00
Address
Corso F.m. Perrone 47 R
16152 Genova

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 258 375,00
ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 601 037,50
Address
Carrer De Barcelona, 3-a. P.i. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 257 587,50
CLERMONT AUVERGNE INP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 595 000,00
Address
Campus Les Cezeaux
63178 Aubiere Cedex

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INDURAD GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 374 500,00
Address
Belvedereallee 5
52070 Aachen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 160 500,00