Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Corves
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.02.2016 to 31.07.2019
EU contribution:
3.964.162,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687593.  


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

Under the Horizon 2020 project Bots2ReC two innovations were developed and listed in the Innovation Radar: Advanced user interface with visual controls for autonomous and tele operation and Robotic system for specific use case of asbestos removal. The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. It has the goal of creating a steady flow of promising tech companies that can scale up into future industrial champions.


  • 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