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Highly automatEd PHysical Achievements and PerformancES using cable roboTs Unique Systems

Objective

The proposal addresses novel concepts for introducing Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the Construction Sector where, at this moment, the presence is minor. Specifically, the Hephaestus project focuses on highly risked and critical construction tasks such as prefab wall installation. In that sense, the Hephaestus has been conceived as a solution for accomplishing multiple tasks on vertical or inclined planes of the built and outdoor environment. For that purpose, the Hephaestus is mainly based on a cable-driven robot and a modular end effector kit. This modular kit can host several tools and devices and therefore we can say it is multifunctional. Among the functionalities, the research project will achieve tasks such as 3D laser scanning of the building structure and the posterior installation of the prefab wall. But we can foresee some other performances such as the cleaning and maintenance of the curtain wall, repair of cracks and painting. The apparatus of the Hephaestus is lean, compatible with other handling systems, highly versatile and its reachability is very broad. Moreover, the controlling system would offer and easy and fast calibration. For achieving this goal, matrix based design methods will be used. It basically consists on decomposing a complex solution, such as the Hephaestus, into interdependent subsystems that can be feasible to solve. Certainly, the integration and adaptation of several technologies into the Hephaestus will be carried out with a systematic approach that will facilitate the election, adjustment and development of suitable tools. This proposal envisages continuous techno-economical assessment, which includes several tests in real conditions where prototypes of the cable-robot and the modular end-effector kit will be demonstrated. As an output of the research, the well balanced consortium and its interdisciplinary expertise will offer a realistic solution to cover primordial needs of the Built Environment and Construction sector.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 832 327,50

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 634 490
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 546 917,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 447 625
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CEMVI CATENA ELEVACION MANUTENCION VICINAY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 285 845
Address
Calle Carniceria
48210 Otxandio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NLINK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 333 375
Address
Fosshaugene Campus Trolladalen 30
6856 Sogndal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOCCHI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 339 850
Address
Via Cornacchiara 805
47824 Poggio Torriana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 437,50
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
R2M SOLUTION LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 248 675
Address
Flat 4 Building 74 Holland Park
W11 3SL London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)