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[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)

[26.07.2016] Bots2Rec First deliverables submitted

The results of the first months of the Bots2ReC project have been summarized in the four deliverables, which were submitted to the Commission in due time.

Deliverable 1.1 displays a detailed specification of the asbestos-removal tasks as a results of considerable research and analysis by the partners involved. From this, possible tools to perform the identified tasks have been derived.
Deliverable 2.1 sums up the first simulations of the robotic system performed in WP2. Very interesting and promising results have been obtained by the partners involved.
Deliverable 8.1 presents the results of the work performed by the coordinator to implement a platform for data management, storage and exchange.
Deliverable 8.2 summarizes the Bots2ReC project website and its functionalities.
 
Claudia Cornely (Administrative Project Manager)
 

[01.06.2016] Bots2Rec ROS Training

After our first quarterly consortium meeting, Sigma hosted a ROS training for the consortium members and for their students. Lecturers from Sigma Clermont, Eurecat, Robotnik and RWTH Aachen University guided trough the basic concepts of ROS, robot modelling, robot simulation and robot motion planning during two days of intensive training and practical exercise. Specifically for the project, code sharing strategies using the Bots2ReC Git Server were shown and trained to guarantee a smooth collaboration during software development. We are looking forward to productive future developments and a lot of source code
 
Tim Detert (Scientific Project Manager)