Robots to Re-Construction (Bots2ReC)
The Bots2Rec project is developing and implementing a semi-autonomous robotic system for the removal of asbestos contamination from buildings in need of rehabilitation, e. g. apartments from the 1970s and 1980s. Despite the proliferation of automation solutions in industry, robots are not yet used in the construction industry. The project partners develop and adapt current high-tech solutions to implement a robot system for the described application. In this way, construction workers can be protected from toxic hazardous materials and a cost-efficient remediation of the large contaminated sites throughout Europe is made possible.
The project was initiated in 2014 and is coordinated by the Institute for Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics at RWTH Aachen University. It started in February 2016 and will be completed in 2019 with final benchmarking tests for real-world application scenarios. Details on the technological concept, the consortium and current news and developments can be found on the project website www.bots2rec.eu. The project is funded by the European Union as part of the H2020 research programme.