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Hephaestus project

Hephaestus project

The HEPHAESTUS project explores the innovative use of robots and autonomous systems in construction, a field where the incidence of such technologies is minor to non-existent. The project aims to increase market readiness and acceptance of key developments in cable robots and curtain walls.
Throughout the project, fundamental technical validation has taken place outside the laboratory and the following results have been obtained:

  • a prototype cable robot, designed to build, repair and maintain a building façade
  • a prototype building and curtain wall system, suitable for robot assembly;
  • a business plan for widespread commercial adoption.

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