IDS Georadar Participates in the BADGER (RoBot for Autonomous UnDerGround Trenchless OpERations, Mapping and Navigation) Project

15th February 2017, Pisa, Italy

BADGER is a three-year research project funded with 3.7M€ by the European Commission under the HORIZON2020 programme, which started in January 2017


The aim of BADGER is to design and develop an integrated underground robotic system for autonomous construction of subterranean small-diameter and highly curved tunnel networks in urban environments. For that, advanced robotics control techniques will be used such as localization, mapping and autonomous navigation; sensor fusion including underground odometry and georad; adaptation behaviours for different soils; machine learning; etc.

The robotic system will enable the execution of tasks in different application domains of high societal and economic impact including trenchless constructions (cabling and piping) installations, search and rescue operations, remote science and exploration applications, among others.

IDS GeoRadar is one of the seven partners – including two universities, R&D centres, robotic and IT companies and end-user companies – joining the consortium.

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