The BADGER project was presented at the Glasgow Science Festival Science Sunday on the 10th of June. This yearly event allowed the UoG to engage with the local community and discuss the BADGER project with the general public. The reasons behind the BADGER project were presented.
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 project is organizing a workshop in the European Robotics Forum 2018 (ERF2018), held in Tampere, Finland, on 22-24 March 2018, entitled “Intelligent trenchless underground robotic systems”. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, 14 March 2018; more details can be found here.
The Consortium of the BADGER project met in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, on 13-14 November 2017, at the premises of the University of Glasgow. The primary purpose of the meeting was to further elaborate on the design of the BADGER robot, its specifications and overall architecture. Decisions on a series of key aspects of the BADGER H/W and S/W design were taken, paving the way towards the following project steps, which will focus on the detailed definition of the BADGER architecture and the initial developments of the robot prototype.
The BADGER projects was at the European Committee of the Regions exhibition during European Robotics Week 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
BADGER has been featured in the newsroom of euRobotics SPARC
An interview of the project Coordinator, prof. Carlos Balaguer, filmed at the European Robotics Forum 2017 (ERF2017), in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, has been published by euRobotics.
The BADGER project have been recently featured within a series of news stories, within mainstream media, including IEEE Spectrum and the Economist.
A short video providing an overview of the BADGER project has been made available by the BADGER Consortium
In June 21 2017, the BADGER consortium met at the technology center in Lennestadt-Langenei. The visit, established in the scope of a technical project meeting, was scheduled upon invitation by Sebastian Fischer, who represents TRACTO-TECHNIK as project manager next to Meinolf Rameil and Markus Hamers. The consortium members had the opportunity to learn more about the different trenchless drilling methods and the corresponding machine technology.
The Consortium of the BADGER project met in Paterna of Valencia, Spain, on 7-8 June 2017, at the premises of the BADGER partner, Robotnik Automation. The meeting gave the BADGER consortium the opportunity to discuss their progress and the future directions of the project. Special focus was given to the overall system design and hardware components development. Further discussions on the options for each component paved the way towards the definition of the functionalities and technical specifications.