Pollins Project

There are currently more than 3 million potential contaminated soil sites in Europe waiting in queue to be surveyed and chemically analyzed. While the whole process can last minimum one month to provide results for one site, the soil contamination continues to expand in the ground. 


The Pollins project aims to develop a semi-autonomous, remotely controlled robotic system that will deploy three novel (and a modified existing) sensors for the assessment of soil quality and site characterization. Pollins system will have the capacity to lessen the time needed to provide results by at least 70% and provide more efficient data for the potential contamination. 


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme managed by REA-Research Executive Agency http://ec.europa.eu/research/rea ([FP7/2007-2013] [FP7/2007-2011]) under grant agreement n° 606079-Pollin.