Combining reach, payload and mobility for versatile construction tasks within one robotic arm is a challenging effort. For the removal jobs at hand, this beautiful robotic arm was developed to fulfil the requirements for asbestos removal.
As construction robotics means dealing with tough conditions, a huge number of small and larger improvements were possible due to the learning from protoype version one. The next prototype contains a redundant robotic arm and omni-directional mobile bases. Just see the attached video for an idea of the assembly in CAD.
As the grinding process is far away from being easy to simulate, the control parameters are setup iteratively during real site tests in the test hangar in Valence.
With the first prototype the Bots2ReC consortium aims for a precise understanding of the asbestos removal process on real construction sites. The first results are promising but also some new challenges could be identified. The second prototype will tackle those challenges!