About the project

Imagine a world where roads are always in exquisite condition, maintenance works are quick and efficient, driving is safe and uninterrupted, and all of this is achieved by robots! This is exactly what the OMICRON partners have envisaged and aim to accomplish. The project wants to build the future of safer, quicker and more efficient road infrastructure with the help of state-of-the-art technologies. Industry-leading partners from 7 European countries have joined forces to make these goals possible.

Most of the European road network was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and it was designed for a working life of 50 years. This means that our roads are outdated and this is normal nowadays. In the upcoming years, road infrastructure investment will be focused on smart solutions for road asset maintenance. Large interventions will be necessary since the road network is aged. We need technologies that are quick, efficient, safe and reliable. OMICRON provides a portfolio of solutions that fulfil all these criteria with the help of robots and other digitalisation technologies.

OMICRON is a technology-focused project, that combines the most modern automatized tools in a way that can be adapted and applied to specific local requirements. These technologies together will be developed to create an Intelligent Road Asset Management Platform. The platform has four main focus areas:

OMICRON offers a complete solution for the transition to automatized road network construction, inspection and maintenance. This is ensured by our consortium where, among 16 partners, we count with research centres, universities, road constructors, robot engineers, bridge architects and civil engineering companies, just to name a few.

Expected impacts

Increase of safety in road intervention actions for road users and personnel

Overall reduction of maintenance costs

More efficient road intervention processes and reduction of traffic disruptions

Increase of road network capacity

News of the project

Tekniker diseñará y desarrollará una plataforma #robótica multipropósito para realizar tareas clave de ...mantenimiento de carreteras. Será en el marco del proyecto europeo @H2020Omicron 🛣
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OMICRON aims to develop safer, quicker, and more efficient road infrastructures with modern digital and automation ...technologies.🛣️
@SciComms leads the communication and dissemination of the project. They try to unravel complex concepts in simple words. 🧐

Our partner @Pavasal
has more than 70 years of experience in the construction and conservation of civil and industrial... works. José Ramón Albert García, project manager at Pavasal, highlights the importance of collaborating with prestigious partners in this European project.🤝

Let’s meet @Pavasal, a business founded in Valencia. In OMICRON they will develop a laser system to remove the paint ...used in horizontal road marking, implement a robotic crack sealing operations and lead the execution of the demo in Valencia.🛣️

Our next partner is University of Cambridge, a strong research university. Dr Ioannis Brilakis is a professor in ...Construction Engineering @LORCentre. His laboratory will leverage its expertise in automating the generation of #DigitalTwins for OMICRON. 🛣️

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