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Horse Competence Centres Scenarios

Romain Farel, Jasper Winters, Adam Schmidt, Tone Sagadin
2018 Zenodo  
This document provides a first description of the robotics Competence Centres elaborated in the HORSE project.  ...  and FCR value for manufacturing SMEs -target users of this technology.  ...  Relevant stakeholders of TNO CC are:  OEM and suppliers (manufacturers) of parts  End-users in manufacturing, and the agro food industry,  System integrators  Suppliers of robots (systems)  Universities  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1211160 fatcat:qtdcibj23vcvrhzxcx2subraxu

An augmented reality application for robotic cell customization

D. Mourtzis, G. Synodinos, J. Angelopoulos, N. Panopoulos
2020 Procedia CIRP  
Augmented Reality (AR) is a cutting-edge technology of the new manufacturing era.  ...  The application is to be validated and used in the industry of Robotic Cell Manufacturing.  ...  Suemitsu et al. (2016) proposed a multi-objective optimization technique assisting the layout design for multi-robot cellular manufacturing systems using a genetic algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2020.02.135 fatcat:uwhsdd5bwjdb5jetlqhdkp5ydq

Internet-based control for the intelligent unmanned ground vehicle: Bearcat Cub

Masoud Ghaffari, Sugan Narayanan, Balaji Sethuramasamyraja, Ernest L. Hall, David P. Casasent, Ernest L. Hall, Juha Roning
2003 Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXI: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision  
Secure remote access with inter-operatability for operating a robot can be successfully achieved using the web services provided in the .NET framework.  ...  The algorithm for obstacle detection is coded on a different server using the .NET framework. By using web services, the robot can be accessed by other servers.  ...  . 11, 12 Wang et al. presented the concept of an Internet assisted manufacturing system for agile manufacturing practice. 13 In this system, a local user is able to introduce design specifications  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.515027 fatcat:nkz4qm3xmradlgvd5und2n2z6y

Augmented Reality for Robotics: A Review

Zhanat Makhataeva, Huseyin Atakan Varol
2020 Robotics  
We classified these works in terms of application areas into four categories: (1) Medical robotics: Robot-Assisted surgery (RAS), prosthetics, rehabilitation, and training systems; (2) Motion planning  ...  Numerous AR applications in robotics have been developed in recent years. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of AR research in robotics during the five year period from 2015 to 2019.  ...  Using this method, a user wearing AR goggles could see the start and end positions of robot motion and define the motion trajectories more intuitively.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics9020021 doaj:a4cff00359374fcf99f0aa2b2771bc3a fatcat:upn3jaifw5barbodr5c2n73ucq

Improving AR-powered remote assistance: a new approach aimed to foster operator's autonomy and optimize the use of skilled resources

Davide Calandra, Alberto Cannavò, Fabrizio Lamberti
2021 The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology  
guidance with a negligible need for further support.  ...  By means of a user study, this approach was compared to traditional step-by-step guidance, with the aim to estimate what is the potential of AR that is still unexploited.  ...  To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/4.0/.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00170-021-06871-4 fatcat:ze3qbv6anrclhphhf2sxefzo3y

Multi-modal interfaces for natural Human-Robot Interaction

Dionisis Andronas, George Apostolopoulos, Nikos Fourtakas, Sotiris Makris
2021 Procedia Manufacturing  
The performance of the system is evaluated on a scenario originating from the automotive industry proving that an intuitive interaction framework can increase acceptance and performance of both robots  ...  The performance of the system is evaluated on a scenario originating from the automotive industry proving that an intuitive interaction framework can increase acceptance and performance of both robots  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially funded by the EC research project "SHAREWORK -Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on current automation lacK manufacturing  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2021.07.030 fatcat:5a2c5fjionacdlnpd4rnzmalza

A Review of Extended Reality (XR) Technologies for Manufacturing Training

Sanika Doolani, Callen Wessels, Varun Kanal, Christos Sevastopoulos, Ashish Jaiswal, Harish Nambiappan, Fillia Makedon
2020 Technologies  
To this end, we present a review of the current state-of-the-art of use of XR technologies in training personnel in the field of manufacturing. First, we put forth the need of XR in manufacturing.  ...  While several research publications exist on applications of XR in manufacturing training, a comprehensive review of recent works and applications is lacking to present a clear progress in using such advance  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Maria Kyrarini for proof reading the manuscript. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies8040077 fatcat:kdd23v623jbm3njughovyql7ue

A Survey on End-User Robot Programming [article]

Gopika Ajaykumar, Maureen Steele, Chien-Ming Huang
2021 arXiv   pre-print
As robots interact with a broader range of end-users, end-user robot programming has helped democratize robot programming by empowering end-users who may not have experience in robot programming to customize  ...  The survey concludes by highlighting open directions for further investigation to enhance and widen the reach of end-user robot programming systems.  ...  Instruction and Training A common practice in user evaluations for end-user robot programming systems is to provide some form of instruction and training on how to use the systems to users before they  ... 
arXiv:2105.01757v1 fatcat:wx27myh5gffhxf3usmxzxbv4kq

An Abstraction Layer Exploiting Voice Assistant Technologies for Effective Human—Robot Interaction

Ruben Alonso, Emanuele Concas, Diego Reforgiato Recupero
2021 Applied Sciences  
It allows use of voice assistant tools that may trigger different kinds of applications for the interaction between the robot and the user.  ...  For example, Google Assistant was employed as a voice assistant tool; its functions and APIs were leveraged for some of the applications we deployed.  ...  Acknowledgments: This research was partially funded by the H2020 project STAR-Novel AI technology for dynamic and unpredictable manufacturing environments (grant number 956573).  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11199165 doaj:0cff63d6ec1d41d5959704498f9ea501 fatcat:nrkl6kiog5e53mwsmetkqdi26m

Facilitating Programming of Vision-Equipped Robots through Robotic Skills and Projection Mapping [article]

Rasmus Skovgaard Andersen
2016 Ph.d.-serien for Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet  
Through a number of user studies it is shown that it is possible to use projection mapping in these scenarios for seamless human-robot interaction, and that it in some cases provide significant advantages  ...  The work is divided into two areas: Robot vision for robotic skills and projection mapping interfaces. Robotic skills are a basis of task-oriented programming.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was partially funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme project 260026 TAPAS -Robotics-enabled logistics and assistive services for the transformable  ... 
doi:10.5278/vbn.phd.engsci.00062 fatcat:z737dqiu75bgnet533hqi7lfxm

A ROS-integrated API for the KUKA LBR iiwa collaborative robot * *The authors acknowledge support from the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation, in undertaking this research work under grant reference number EP/I033467/1, and the University of Sheffield Impact, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange grant "Human Robot Interaction Development". Equipment has been provided under the EPSRC Great Technologies Capital Call: Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Saeid Mokaram, Jonathan M. Aitken, Uriel Martinez-Hernandez, Iveta Eimontaite, David Cameron, Joe Rolph, Ian Gwilt, Owen McAree, James Law
2017 IFAC-PapersOnLine  
In this paper we introduce a novel Application Programming Interface (API) for the KUKA Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant (iiwa) Lightweight Robot (LBR) that enables fast development and integration  ...  This brings a need for systems that can facilitate rapid programming and development of safe collaborative processes, without the need for extensive training.  ...  In the A-GRAfIC scenario, a worker is required to remove bolts from perspex tubes with the assistance of a collaborative robot.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.2331 fatcat:t76drdl3gbhxtd44a6f7ou7qpi

Assisted Hardware Selection for Industrial Collaborative Robots

Casper Schou, Michael Hansson, Ole Madsen
2017 Procedia Manufacturing  
This paper presents a configuration framework for assisting shop floor operators in selecting a suitable hardware configuration from commercially available components.  ...  The configurator takes process and product information as input and derives a list of suitable components for the operator to choose from.  ...  Our ongoing research consider a configuration framework assisting the user in selecting a feasible set of modules for a given task.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.222 fatcat:h372ewql2ffiveffopbimrecyq

Visual Programming for Artificial Intelligent and Robotic Application (VPAR) Framework [chapter]

Goragod Pongthanisorn, Waranrach Viriyavit, Thatsanee Charoenporn, Virach Sornlertlamvanich
2022 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications  
The development framework is a web application which is capable of using Google Blockly to create a program and translate the result of visual programming style to conventional text-based programming.  ...  In this work, we proposed a visual programming environment for artificial intelligent and robotic application using Google Blockly.  ...  TUFF19/2564, for the project titled "AI Ready City Network in RUN", based on the RUN Digital Cluster collaboration scheme.  ... 
doi:10.3233/faia210477 fatcat:xdfew372hvhjdifj6hkch2lryu

ExosCE: A legal-based computational system for compliance with exoskeletons' CE marking

Sofia Almpani, Theodoros Mitsikas, Petros Stefaneas, Panayiotis Frangos
2020 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
AbstractWearable robots are devices intended to improve the quality of users' life by augmenting, assisting, or substituting human functions.  ...  Exoskeletons are one of the most widespread types of wearable robots, currently used extensively in medical applications (and also for industrial, assistive, or military purposes), thus governed by regulations  ...  There is a growing interest for producers and users in wearable robots [4] .  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2020-0026 fatcat:ptawlxubmbcipk2olrmgjxrn3e

A Taxonomy in Robot-Assisted Training: Current Trends, Needs and Challenges

Konstantinos Tsiakas, Maria Kyrarini, Vangelis Karkaletsis, Fillia Makedon, Oliver Korn
2018 Technologies  
of Robot-Assisted Training systems.  ...  In this article, we present a taxonomy in Robot-Assisted Training; a growing body of research in Human–Robot Interaction which focuses on how robotic agents and devices can be used to enhance user's performance  ...  The role of a (human or robot) trainer is to instruct, assist and guide the primary user(s) during the training session (e.g., educational robotic tutors).  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies6040119 fatcat:o43ockt4inbstojrq5wxb62pia
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