BADGER at the Tracto-Technik “hands on days”

TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG organized the “HANDS ON DAYS” event from the 9th until the 13th of April 2018. It is an internal exhibition for international customers and interested persons for trenchless technologies manufactured by TT. At this exhibition the machines from TT are presented also into the test field as well as lectures to different themes are held.

The BADGER consortium was represented in this event by researchers of TT, who presented the vision, the main objectives and the desired future impact of the project. Specifically, the presenter focused on the main objective of the project that is the development of an intelligent underground robotic system capable of autonomous trenchless operations, mapping and navigation, aiming to improve the quality of life of citizens by automating civil and environmental applications, reducing traffic congestion and pollution of urban environments and by replacing human workers on hazardous jobs such as mining, quarrying and search & rescue.

The event was mainly attended by end users of trenchless technology as well as planners and construction companies. The BADGER project raised increased interest specially the autonomous functionality of the underground robot. Most of the participants see the future in autonomous drilling robots.

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