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TECoSA Seminar – Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly
November 5, 2020, 15:00 – 16:00
We aim to bring you a TECoSA Seminar at kl.15 on the first Thursday of each month. This Autumn they will be on-line, and all are welcome to join. Each invited speaker will talk for about 40 minutes, followed by a panel discussion coordinated by TECoSA members.
The second speaker in our series is Professor Lihui Wang, Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing at KTH, and Chairman of the Swedish Production Academy, as well as President of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI). You can read more about Prof Wang’s research here: https://www.kth.se/profile/lihuiw
Panel: Lei Feng (Chair), Niklas Tibblin (Atlas Copco), Iolanda Leite (KTH)
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Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly: The State of the Art and Latest Advancement
ABSTRACT: Human-robot collaboration has attracted increasing attentions, both in academia and in industry. For example, in human-robot collaborative assembly, robots are often required to dynamically change their pre-planned tasks to collaborate with human operators in a shared workspace. However, the robots used today are controlled by pre-generated rigid codes that cannot support effective human-robot collaboration. In response to this need, multi-modal yet symbiotic communication and control methods have been developed. These methods include voice processing, gesture recognition, haptic interaction, and brainwave perception. Deep learning is used for recognition, classification, and context awareness identification. Within this context, this seminar provides an overview of the current status of human-robot collaboration including its classification, characteristics and definition. The focus is placed on the latest advancement on multi-modal robot control and in-situ operator assistance. At the end of the talk, remaining challenges and future research directions are highlighted.