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Human Centered Technologies for a Safer and Greener European Construction Industry

Objective

The European construction industry faces three major challenges: improve its productivity, increase the safety and wellbeing of its workforce and make a shift towards a green, resource efficient industry. To address these challenges adequately, HumanTech proposes a human-centered approach, involving breakthrough technologies such as wearables for worker safety and support, and intelligent robotic technology that can harmoniously co-exist with human workers while also contributing to the green transition of the industry.

Our aim is to achieve major advances beyond the current state-of-the-art in all these technologies, that can have a disruptive effect in the way construction is conducted by a new generation of highly skilled, male and female construction workers and engineers, working in a safe and rewarding digitally enabled environment.
These advances will include:
Introduction of robotic devices equipped with vision and intelligence to enable them to navigate autonomously and safely in a highly unstructured environment, collaborate with humans and dynamically update a semantic digital twin of the construction site. Visual information capturing will extend to multispectral imaging enabling detection of material composition of built structures besides geometric characteristics.
Intelligent unobtrusive workers protection and support equipment ranging from exoskeletons triggered by wearable body pose and strain sensors, to wearable cameras and XR glasses to provide real-time worker localisation and guidance for the efficient and accurate fulfilment of their tasks.
An entirely new breed of Dynamic Semantic Digital Twins (DSDTs) of construction sites simulating in detail the current state of a construction site at geometric and semantic level, based on an extended BIM formulation encompassing all relevant structural and semantic dimensions (BIMxD). BIMxDs will act as a common reference for all human workers, engineers and autonomous machines.

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 390 623,00
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 390 623,00

Participants (19)

HYPERCLIQ IKE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 416 875,00
Address
Pradouna 57
11525 Athina

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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
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 416 875,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 910 025,00
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 910 025,00
SCALED ROBOTICS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 517 375,00
Address
Cl Pere Iv 29 35 1-2 Officina 66
08018 Barcelona

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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 Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 517 375,00
BUNDESANSTALT FUER ARBEITSSCHUTZ UND ARBEITSMEDIZIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 305 000,00
Address
Friedrich Henkel Weg 1-25
44149 Dortmund

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Dortmund, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 305 000,00
SCI-TRACK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 322 000,00
Address
Menzelstrasse 1
67659 Kaiserslautern

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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
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 322 000,00
SINTEF MANUFACTURING AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 759 840,00
Address
Bygning 100, Raufoss Industripark
2830 Raufoss

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Region
Norge Innlandet Innlandet
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 759 840,00
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.

SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 372 420,00
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 372 420,00
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 451 750,00
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 451 750,00
STAM SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 284 500,00
Address
Via Pareto 8 Ar
16129 Genova Ge

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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)
Other funding
€ 284 500,00
HOLO-INDUSTRIE 4.0 SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 343 750,00
Address
Carl-zeiss-ring 19
85737 Ismaning

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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
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 343 750,00
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 452 395,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 452 395,00
CATENDA AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 567 125,00
Address
Forskningsveien 3b
0373 Oslo

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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
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 567 125,00
Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 298 550,00
Address
Moylish Park Campus
V94 EC5T Limerick

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Region
Ireland Southern Mid-West
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 298 550,00
RICOH INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 521 375,00
Address
Prof Wh Keesomlaan 1
1183 DJ Amstelveen

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 521 375,00
AUSTRALO INTERINNOV MARKETING LAB SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 343 750,00
Address
Cl Pompeu Fabra 1 2 4
08860 Castelldefel

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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 Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 343 750,00
PRINTSTONES GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 447 750,00
Address
Gutheil-schodergasse 8-12
1100 Wien

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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
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 447 750,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 137 500,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 137 500,00
EUROPEAN BUILDERS CONFEDERATION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 156 625,00
Address
Rue Jacques De Lalaing 4
1040 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 156 625,00
PALFINGER STRUCTURAL INSPECTION GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 146 875,00
Address
Praterstrasse 1
1020 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 146 875,00

Partners (3)

ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
IMPLENIA SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Thurgauerstrasse 101 A
8152 Glattpark Opfikon

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
Kajima corporation
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
3-1, Motoakasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku
107-8388 Tokyo

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data