Updates

ROBDEKON presents three decontamination robots at KERNTECHNIK 2024   ·  

From June 11 to 13, 2024, operators, manufacturers, suppliers, authorities and organizations from research and academia will meet again at the trade fair in Leipzig to discuss the latest developments and research results in the field of nuclear technology. ROBDEKON will be there with a booth and will show the current state of development of robotic systems.

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Fraunhofer IOSB and ZECH Umwelt test autonomous excavator in a quarry   ·  

In a joint measurement campaign, the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB and ZECH Umwelt tested the ALICE autonomous excavator developed at the ROBDEKON competence center in a quarry. The challenging environment with its different properties of the soil and excavated material provided an ideal setting for testing the autonomous excavator. This allowed valuable findings to be gathered in order to evaluate the system's robustness in real operating conditions.

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Now on LinkedIn   ·  

The Competence Center can now also be found on LinkedIn.

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Participatory Event »Decontamination Robotics 2023«   ·  

From October 18th to October 19th, 2023, the second participation event of the ROBDEKON Competence Center will take place in Karlsruhe, featuring hands-on demonstrations and talks from academia and practice.

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KERNTec Scientific Days 2023: Insights into the future of decontamination technology   ·  

The KERNTec Scientific Days, a newly introduced platform for scientific exchange in nuclear technology, took place from June 13-15, 2023 in Frankfurt am Main. ROBDEKON was there.

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Best Presentation Award at KERNTECHNIK 2022   ·  

From 21.06.2022 to 22.06.2022 the KERNTECHNIK 2022 took place in Leipzig. The team of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Gentes from the professorship Dismantling of Conventional and Nuclear Structures at the Institute of Technology and Management in Construction of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was represented with several presentations.

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»Workshop on Intelligent Autonomous Robots for Hazardous Decommissioning Tasks« at the IAS-17   ·  

On Monday, June 13th 2022, from 9am to 4:45pm, the Workshop on Intelligent Autonomous Robots for Hazardous Decommissioning Tasks is held in the context of the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-17) in Zagreb, Croatia. Deploying mobile robots in hazardous environments is a difficult task that involves not only high costs but also health and environmental risks. Modern, intelligent robots can support the decommissioning and reduce many hazards for humans.

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ROBDEKON at the BMBF Innovation Forum »Civil Security«   ·  

ROBDEKON is participating with a booth at the BMBF Innovation Forum »Civil Security« 2022 and discusses novel concepts for robot-based decontamination with experts.

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Fraunhofer IOSB Welcomes Spot as Latest Member of its Robot Family   ·  

Yet another member joins the robot family in the Fraunhofer IOSB lab: Boston Dynamics’ Robot dog Spot has been equipped to support the decontamination tasks in ROBDEKON with advanced exploration capabilities.

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»1st Workshop on Scene Understanding in Unstructured Environments« at the DAGM German Conference on Pattern Recognition   ·  

On Tuesday, September 28th 2021, from 2pm - 6:15pm, the 1st Workshop on Scene Understanding in Unstructured Environments is held in the context of the DAGM German Conference on Pattern Recognition. Scene understanding in unstructured environments is a key element in ROBDEKON.

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ROBDEKON showcases state of development – Progress in decontamination tasks: Robots have learnt new capabilities   ·  

In 2018, the ROBDEKON competence center (robotic systems for decontamination in hazardous environments) started operations. After three years of work, a regular review was due - on this occasion, the ROBDEKON partners in Karlsruhe and Bremen presented the state of their developed technology and gave live demonstrations of the teleoperated, semi-autonomous and autonomous systems they are researching.

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VDB Mapping: Framework for real-time 3D mapping released   ·  

The FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik has released »VDB Mapping«, a high-performance probabilistic 3D mapping framework that generates volumetric environment maps in real-time from lidar data.

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iviz: an App for visualization and teleoperation of robots in AR and VR   ·  

KIT releases the newly developed app »iviz« for visualization and teleoperation of robots using virtual and augmented reality.

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First participatory event   ·  

From 22.10.2019 to 23.10.2019 the first participatory event of the ROBDEKON Competence Center will take place in Karlsruhe. The event has the character of a conference and will feature talks by experts in the field of decontamination and robotics. The talks will be given both by users from the field and by members of the ROBDEKON consortium.

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Announcement: Ceremonial Opening   ·  

Around a year after work began on setting up the ROBDEKON Competence Center (»Robotic systems for decontamination in hazardous environments«), a ceremonial opening event will be held on June 25, 2019, at the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB in Karlsruhe.

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