The year 2020
On Tuesday, 08.09.2020, we presented ourselves at the new Puls 4 Show „Zwei Minuten – zwei Mentoren“. We were able to convince the jurors with our project and are now being supported by our new mentor.
In mid-2020, Sodex's time as a school project came to an end and it entered the next stage of development. From this point on, the Sodex team aims to found a company.
In the summer, the development work was in full swing. The first tests for autonomous digging have already been completed.
The years 2019 and 2018
At Jugend Innovativ, the largest Austrian ideas competition, we faced the challenge and made it to the finals.
Sodex's first public presentation took place in March. The HTL Rankweil enabled them to have a stand at the international Com:bau in the Dornbirn trade fair.
Professor Robert Nachbauer enabled Sodex to implement the project on a real excavator. He organised an appointment with Huppenkothen, who then provided an excavator.
The Sodex project started some time ago at the HTL Rankweil. During a project week, the idea was born to let excavators drive autonomously. The project was started for the sake of a challenge and to experience teamwork at first hand. But it soon turned out that the small idea could have a big impact on the construction industry. The model excavator of that time still acts as an inspiration for its big brother.