Project management

Montanuniversität Leoben


01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022


Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft

Contact person

René Kastner

Underground structures represent a major challenge for emergency services due to the unusual framework conditions. Poor visibility, smoke development, temperature and emissions are just a few examples that place special demands on the emergency services.

The aim of the project partners TU-Graz, AIT, DCNA, Joanneum Research, IQSOFT, CBRN, E-Netic, BMLV and the fire brigades (Graz, Linz, Innsbruck) is to use semi-automatic robots to detect and identify hazardous substances in combination with real-time mapping creation to increase safety for emergency services in the event of incidents in underground structures.

The ROBO-MOLE project started in October 2020 and is to be completed in two years.

The task of the DCNA is to determine user acceptance and to introduce man-machine teaming approaches into the project. In addition, it is the responsibility of the DCNA to investigate all aspects of data privacy protection and to comprehensively process the gender and diversity-specific factors. For this purpose, both the gender-equitable formulation in the course of the report is observed, and the different needs of women and men when working with the robotics system are addressed.