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Autonomous dexterous robots as coworkers with human operators

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Type of activity
Competitive project
Funding entity
Funding entity code
223.850,00 €
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dexterous manipulation, human-robot interaction, interacción humano-robot, manipulación diestra, manipuladores móviles, mobile manipulators, planificación de tareas y movimientos, robotics, robótica, task and motion planning
The robotics field-of-application is constantly growing as the technological advances allow new capabilities and an increment and strength
of the airead y existing ones. Among the new applications, it is worth mentioning, dueto their potential significance from the productiva and
social point of view, those in which the robots work jointly with the humans, originating the concept of coworker robots. In this type of
applications, the robots require sorne special features. On the one hand, they must have certain level of autonomy and capacity of
decision, as their role is no longer doing repetitiva tasks in the classical way but on the contrary, they must adapt themselves with
swiftness to changing conditions, especially to !hose produced by the humans in the same workspace. This adaptation implies an
interaction with the human operators that constraint the robot movements and actions with the aim of avoiding potential injuries to humans,
but without affecting the robot efficiency. In order for the coworker robots to be useful for the human operators, it is necessary that they
have an importan! level of dexterity so that they can perform a number of different actions usually required in the human activities. In this
context, the project aims for solutions that increment the performance of the coworker robots to allow their permanent establishment in our
society, and, at the same time, facilitate their acceptance by the humans. With this aim, the project will deal with the topics mentioned
above, developing algorithms and procedures that make easy the efficient cooperation between coworker robots and humans. Specifically,
contributions are expected in relevan! topics, as: the increment of the robot capability to autonomously manage the required tasks and the
movements to execute them, using ontologies to represen! the knowledge; the in cremen! of the dexterous and bimanual manipulation
capabilities, monitoring the movements to prevent potential failures; and the improvement of the interaction with the human operators
regarding reactive, cooperativa and exchange-objects movements, considering approaches based on demonstrations or on teleoperation.
All the theoretical developments will be checked and validated experimentally using the systems specifically prepared for it in the project.
Bes id es, as usual in the developments of the group, the mentioned problems will be addressed with the intention of providing general
solutions, val id for both industrial and service robotics, taking ca re of the productiva and social components.
Adm. Estat
Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016
Call year
Funcding program
Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Funding call
Retos de Investigación: Proyectos de I+D+i
Grant institution
Gobierno De España. Ministerio De Economía Y Competitividad, Mineco


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