To demo the algorithm, the cobot helped put a jacket on a human, which could potentially prove to be a powerful tool in expanding assistance for those with disabilities or limited mobility.
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Research leads to the creation of an open-source C++ library that can be used to detect regions that need more attention during human-robot collaboration.
In this RoboBusiness Direct session moderated by MassRobotics Executive Director Tom Ryden, Motional CTO Laura Major and MIT Professor Julie Shah will discuss the future of human-robot interaction.
Collaborative robots can accelerate inclusion of people with disabilities in work, said Rethink Robotics, wertkreis Gütersloh, and the University of Duisburg-Essen. They are using two Sawyer cobots in a demonstration project.
Conor Walsh, a recognized Harvard University professor, will share his insights on how soft, wearable robotics has evolved for industrial use in his RoboBusiness Direct session.
The ARMAR-6 humanoid robot, developed by the SecondHands consortium to help warehouse and factory workers, includes advances in machine learning, robotic manipulation, and human-machine interaction.
In a blog post, 6 River Systems CTO Chris Cacioppo explains how his company’s systems, including the Chuck robotic cart, are helping to keep warehouse workers safe during the novel coronavirus crisis.
In the automotive industry, vehicle fog lights have typically been adjusted manually by humans. To provide relief for human workers of this ergonomically-unfriendly task, and to improve the overall adjustment process, Ford VOME (Vehicle Operation Manufacturing Engineering), Dürr Assembly Products and KUKA jointly developed an automated alternative to the conventional process as part of a feasibility […]
Startup SE4 is developing a robot operating system that combines computer vision, VR, and AI to enable humans to teleoperate robots with minimal latency.
Many work processes would be almost unthinkable today without robots. But robots operating in manufacturing facilities have often posed risks to workers because they are not responsive enough to their surroundings. To make it easier for people and robots to work in close proximity in the future, Prof. Matthias Althoff of the Technical University of […]
In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble car parts. In a replica of a factory floor setting, the team rigged up a robot on rails, designed to deliver parts between work stations. Meanwhile, human workers crossed its […]