Pro-ACT Project

Mobile robot system for lunar assembly and construction tasks – Planetary RObots deployed for Assembly and Construction Tasks (Pro-ACT).

Pro-ACT project aims to develop methods for the autonomous robot cooperation (three different systems supplied by PIAP, DFKI, AVS) for construction tasks including: device assembly, simple structure construction and preparation. The base scenario is to create and expand a lunar research station which will be built by a team of robot operating autonomously under human supervision. A team of project partners develop a software for data fusion from robot sensors, automatic robot cooperation planning, team-based object manipulation (two agents) and impedance control. Another team is responsible for developing the hardware compatible with the developed software: in particular mobile platforms with sensors and robotic arms supporting the impedance control. Pro-ACT project will conclude with a system demonstration in the lunar station expansion scenario.

Implementation period: 1/02/2019 – 31/01/2021

Budget allocated to PIAP: EUR 400,000

Contract no.:  821903

Project type: international research project

Coordinator: Space Applications Services NV/SA – Belgium


  • GMV Aerospace and Defence SA (GMV) – Germany
  • Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements (PIAP) – Poland
  • Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz Gmbh (DFKI) – Germany
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – France
  • Cranfield University – Great Britain
  • AVS Added Value Industrial Engineering Solutions S.L.U. (AVS) – Spain
  • La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies (LPRC) – Spain
  • Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd. (TAS-UK) – Great Britain


EU_logo This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 821903.