Project Scarab

The "Scarab" project, in cooperation with the "Blue Lagoon", is intended to prove today how modern waste disposal can look like tomorrow.

The aim of this research project is to demonstrate the use of an autonomous mobile robot platform in a real-life environment, using waste management as an example.

On a 3D laser-generated map a robot searches autonomously its way to a waste container in which a fill-level sensor is integrated. As soon the fill-level reaches a certain value, the robot starts moving in order to complete its task. 

Several safety laser scanners are permanently examining the environment - the robot reacts to any approach with a stop, so that the highest safety level for humans is guaranteed at all times. 

In cooperation with TÜV-Austria, all conceivable dangerous situations have been simulated and the appropriate safety measures have been worked out. 

The first successful field tests in the Blue Lagoon with the raw version of our robot took place on June 16, 2021. 

Apart from the Brantner company and the Blue Lagoon, the LCM (Linz Center of Mechatronics) and the Kunstuni Linz are also involved in this project.