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[13.10.2017] Publication in the new "Construction Robotics" journal

The Bots2ReC Consortium has published an overview paper in the new “Construction Robotics” journal:

Detert, T., Charaf Eddine, S., Fauroux, JC. et al.: Bots2ReC: Introducing Mobile Robotic Units on Construction Sites for Asbestos Rehabilitation In: Constr Robot (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41693-017-0007-1

The open access paper gives an overview of our approach an introduces the first version prototype.


Tim Detert (Scientific Project Manager)


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[22.09.2017] Finalists for the Innovation Radar Prize 2017

The Bots2ReC project and our partner Robotnik were selected as finalist for the Innovation Radar Prize 2017.

The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe's future innovatiors and their innovations. Up until 15 October 2017, people will be able to vote for their favourites among 48 nominees. These innovatiors have been identified through the European Commission's Innovation Radar initiative.
Bots2ReC and Robotnik are nominated in the "Early Stage" category, for their work on "Mobile robotic units for the removal of asbestos contamination." Vote on https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/innovation-radar-prize/best-early-stage-innovation.

Please support us with your vote.


Tim Detert (Scientific Project Manager)

[17.05.2017] Bots2ReC Testing Site under Construction

The construction of our testing site advanced in the last 2 month. We are setting up a hangar with a full scale mock up of a room (floor, 3 walls and ceiling for processing) and a separate control area. With this we will be able to test and develop all functionalities of our first version prototype in a realistic environment.

The walls will be coated with tiles, plaster and paint to create a realistic testing scenario for our tools and processes. We are looking forward to the implementation of the prototype on the testing site end of May.



Tim Detert (Scientific Project Manager)

[29.03.2017] Bots2ReC Review Meeting

Just after the ERF in Edinburgh, the Bots2ReC consortium, our project officer Anne Bajart and the team of experts met at the Eurecat facilities in Cerdanyola del Vallès for the first review meeting.

We presented the development process starting from the use case , explaining the detailed prototype developments and an outlook to the dissemination. Finally, the functional prototype was presented and everyone could observe an impressing mobile robot with a large reach and diamond disc cutting tool.

We are happy about the very good developments in the first year and the very good feedback and useful hints, we received from the reviewers and PO.

We are looking forward to our implementation meeting end of May, were theprototype will be implemented on the testing site for the next 1.5 years.

Tim Detert (Scientific Project Manager)

[29.-30.11.2016] Bots2Rec at the Eurecat Mobile Forum

The scientific project manager Tim Detert presented the Bots2ReC project and the challenges of the first version prototype at the Eurecat Mobile Forum in Barcelona. The Forum is the top congress specialized in mobile applications and aims to promote this sector and catalyze new opportunities in a knowledge-producing environment.

In the presentation entitled “Challenges for AI - Mobile Robots on Construction Sites“ lay on the challenges in the areas of mobility, collaboration and perception. The Bots2ReC projects addresses these challenges for the specific use case by a tailored design, advanced control systems and a combination of sensor technologies.

Please download the presentation here.


Tim Detert (Scientific Project Manager)
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