Based on a Volvo ECR25 we build one of the first full electric excavators.
Replace all hydraulic components with electric linear actuators for higher efficiency.
Combine augmented reality devices with the machine for more safety and productivity.
Mechanical integration of the linear actuators. Construction, production and assembly of all needed components.
Enable controlability of the new actuators and remote control of the machine.
Implement AR device and new human-machine interaction.
ETH Zurich’s annual focus projects offer students in a team of about eight engineers the unique opportunity to develop a product themselves, from the first draft, through engineering and design, to production and marketing. The necessary knowledge is gathered through self-study, parallel to ongoing courses and through dialog with partners from industry, supervisors and professors.