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Easy configuration of collaborative robots

In the Industry 4.0 factories of the future, we will meet robots that are collaborating with humans to solve a range of different manufacturing tasks. The vision is that by combining the power, precision and stamina of a robot, with the creativity, flexibility, and cognitive abilities of a human, it becomes possible to solve applications, which cannot be solved with traditional technologies.

Much research has been done in this area and a number of robots enabling human-robot collaboration are today commercially available.

In this talk, I will give a general overview of the state-of-art of collaborative robots.

In particular, I will focus on Human-Robot Interfaces, which makes it possible for non-robot experts to instruct and operate the robots.

Here, I will present a framework we have developed at Aalborg University for easy configuration of robots to new tasks. The framework applies a modular approach, which enables an operator to configure the robot hardware and to instruct the robot to match the specific manufacturing needs by combining and instantiating a number of predetermined hardware and control (or skill) modules. The configuration tasks are supported by a number of technologies (e.g. mobile devices, kinesthetic teaching, projection mapping).

A range of different users in different industries has tested the framework. The tests indicate that the framework really enables non-robot experts to instruct robots, paving the way for further application of collaborative robots in manufacturing industries.

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Dr. Ole Madsen

Ole Madsen is a professor at the Department of mechanical and manufacturing Engineering at Aalborg University, where he is head of the research group on Robotics and Automation.He has more than 20 years of experience in industrial automation. Ole Madsen has worked at Aalborg University... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT