Collaborative robot for the autonomous transportation of heavy parts in construction sites

COBOLLEAGUE proposes the development of a highly modular collaborative autonomous ground robot for the autonomous transportation of heavy parts and collaborative handling of heavy tools in construction sites.


● An all terrain modular mobile base ready for modular payloads.
● A gravity compensation mechanism to improve the ergonomy of repetitive tasks.
● Autonomous navigation in construction sites, characterized in terms of mobility by uneven terrains, a variety of static and dynamic obstacles at changing locations from one day to another, or even gaps where a human or a robot may fall.
● Environment mapping, a complete 3D representation of the environment that can be used to:
○ localize the robot reliably
○ identify all the obstacles and potential cliffs and gaps where the robot may fall
○ collect data that can be later be used together with BIM (Building Information Modeling)
● An advanced human-robot collaboration scheme that includes safety operations towards the worker and the environment an HR Interaction: person following, projection system, gesture detection and voice-based control.

Robotnik is responsible of the provision of the mechatronic solution and the development of the conceptual design, safety and human factors as also the business case validation and industrial engagement.

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