Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Corves
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.02.2016 to 31.07.2019
EU contribution:
3.964.162,50 euros


Robots to Re-Construction


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.”

Success story

After several events the Bots2ReC team presented its project during the European Robotics Week 2017 to a wider public. The project had a booth during the exhibition at the Committee of Regions in Brussels on 22nd of November for the “environment” topic. In this interview the project was shortly presented to the social media publication.


  • Institut français de mécanique avancée, France
  • Bouygues Construction, France
  • Fundació Eurecat, Spain
  • Telerobot Labs S.r.l., Italy
  • Robotnik Automation S.L.L., Spain
  • SIGMA Clermont, France
  • indurad GmbH, Germany