Mobile Robots for Inspection of Steel Plants
Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel
Prj. No.: 710066
The objective of ROBOINSPECT is to introduce novel robotic inspection systems in the European steel industry. For this purpose, existing technologies based on unmanned vehicles are assigned to inspection tasks and technological gaps are closed by further developments. The aims are to reduce downtimes and increase occupational safety. Unmanned aerial and ground vehicles are developed for autonomous operation during running production in confined and hazardous areas, using custom indoor navigation concepts. Software is provided to accelerate damage analysis of facilities and processes as well as to detect online plant misalignments. The developments will be tested in two industrial plants in four typical use cases.