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Robots to Re-Construction

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 Bots2ReC project word cloud

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Project "Bots2ReC" data sheet

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Organization address
city: AACHEN
postcode: 52062

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙768˙875 €
 EC max contribution 3˙964˙162 € (83%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2015
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-02-01   to  2019-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    DANIELI TELEROBOT LABS S.R.L. IT (GENOVA) participant 602˙875.00
3    ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL ES (PATERNA) participant 601˙037.00
4    SIGMA CLERMONT FR (AUBIERE CEDEX) participant 595˙000.00
6    INDURAD GMBH DE (AACHEN) participant 374˙500.00
7    BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION FR (GUYANCOURT) participant 299˙250.00


 Project objective

Despite the high degree of industrial automation, robotic solutions are not yet prevalent in construction and demolition industry due to the complex environment and demanding requirements. For hazardous tasks, like the removal of asbestos contamination from a flat (rehabilitation site), manual performance is very inefficient, due to the intense safety measures. This leads to the main objective of Bots2ReC: “Introducing, testing and validating an operational process for the automated removal of asbestos contamination at a real world rehabilitation site using a robotic system.” After the necessary clearing from furniture and containment, the site is less complex and separated from human workers. In this environment safe automated robotic operations can be realized with current state of the art technology. The proposed robotic system will consist of multiple robotic units (lightweight robotic arms with abrasive tools and aspiration on a mobile platform) and a central process control system. Optical and radar sensors will allow environmental perception and navigation and local monitoring of the asbestos-removal, even in dusty conditions. The developed control system allows the user to specify and supervise automated tasks (e.g. disk grinding of contaminated paint from a wall), supported by a virtual representation of the site. The process and robotic system will be developed and enhanced in several iterations, supported by permanent testing on a test rehabilitation site benchmarked on a real life rehabilitation site at project end. Bots2ReC will have strong impacts to the robotics industry and society in Europe: It provides a step change towards a system prototype demonstrated in the operational environment of the demolition and construction industry and will strengthen the European robotic industry by later commercialisation of the system. Avoiding exposure to highly dangerous asbestos fibres will sustainably help protect the health of humans in Europe and worldwide.


List of deliverables.
Bots2ReC project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-22 10:07:25
Testing rehabilitation site available for regular tests Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:25
Robotic arm V1 tested and ready for integration to the robotic system Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:24
Mobile platform V1 tested and ready for integration to the robotic system Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:24
Robotic system V1, ready for the use in the test rehabilitation site Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:25
Sensor system for environmental perception ready for implementation Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:24
Semi-autonomous execution of a of a single asbestos-removal-task implemented and process control system documented Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:24
Robotic arm V2, tested and ready for integration to the robotic system Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:24
Sensor system for local process monitoring implemented and functional Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:24
Mobile platform V2 tested and ready for integration to the robotic system Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-22 10:07:24

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Bots2ReC deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Francois Ploye (after interview with Jean-Christophe Fauroux)
Premiers Pas Sur Les Chantiers
published pages: 67-73, ISSN: , DOI:
Qualité Construction 2020-02-06
2019 Sami Charaf Eddine, Nils Mandischer, Mathias Huesing, Burkhard Corves
Bots2ReC: Radar-SLAM für die Teilautonome Asbestsanierung
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Tagungsband VDI Mechatronik 2019 2020-02-06
2017 Detert, Tim; Corves, Burkhard; Hüsing, Mathias; Fauroux, Jean-Christophe ; Becchi, Francesco
Mobile robots on construction sites: challenges and developments
published pages: 91-96, ISSN: , DOI:
23rd JC IFToMM Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, 23 2019-07-22
2017 Detert, Tim; Corves, Burkhard
Robots that remove health risks
published pages: 60-61, ISSN: , DOI:
EU research Winter 2017 2019-07-22
2018 Mohy El Dine , Kamal; Lequievre , Laurent; Corrales Ramon , Juan Antonio; Mezouar , Youcef; FAUROUX , Jean-Christophe
Hybrid Position/Force Control with Compliant Wrist for Grinding
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
MUGV & Manufacturing’21 1 2019-07-22
2017 Tim Detert, Sami Charaf Eddine, Jean-Christophe Fauroux, Tobias Haschke, Francesco Becchi, Burkhard Corves, Roberto Guzman, Fabian Herb, Bruno Linéatte, Daniel Martin
Bots2ReC: introducing mobile robotic units on construction sites for asbestos rehabilitation
published pages: 29-37, ISSN: 2509-8780, DOI: 10.1007/s41693-017-0007-1
Construction Robotics 1/1-4 2019-07-22
2017 S. Maraje, J. C. Fauroux, B. C. Bouzgarrou, L. Adouane
Dimensional Synthesis of a Robotic Arm for Mobile Manipulator Using an Interactive Geo-metric Software
published pages: 253-261, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-79111-1_25
New Advances in Mechanism and Machine Science Proceedings of The 12th IFToMM International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines (SYROM 2017) 2019-07-22

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