We want to help construction workers on-site while mitigating the risk for work-related injuries. To achieve this goal, we will use as much automation as possible, while staying in contact with our environment with an array of sensors while moving.
Currently, there are many repeating and boring tasks to be done by hand on construction sites. Although being easy tasks, they bear the risk of injuries for the worker. We want to automate these tasks in order to give time back to the construction workers for more challenging work.
We strive to develop a highly agile robotic system, which is equipped with a robotic arm and which carries a set of autonomously interchangeable tools. The robot should be able to complete the process of cutting out ice-blocks and placing them to build a wall on its own.
Chiron will participate in the IGLUNA Challenge hosted by the European space agency (ESA), which will take place in June 2019. Our goal at the IGLUNA event is to show Chiron's ability to build a habitat for humans on the moon.