Human-robot Collaboration

As human-robot interaction rapidly spreads in numerous fields, the subject of robot acceptance gains increasing importance. Visual similarity to the human body, as occurs for humanoids, is generally not enough to guarantee acceptance in physical interaction, as acceptance directly links to comfort and ergonomics, which are measured in terms of the quality of the robot movement perceived by the human. This paper discusses the connection between comfort and similarity of the robot movement to the human one.

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Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC) is a significant research area in robotics, and the utilization of electronic skin technology is a promising approach to ensuring the safe operation of robots in Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC) environments. This study proposed a large-area deployable, modular, scalable and trimable, multi-modal, high-speed responsive electronic skin for robots that integrated remote proximity and contact force perception.

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Human activity recognition (HAR) has been one of the most prevailing and persuasive research topics in different fields for the past few decades. The main idea is to comprehend individuals’ regular activities by looking at bits of knowledge accumulated from people and their encompassing living environments based on sensor observations. HAR has a great impact on human-robot collaborative work, especially in industrial works. In compliance with this idea, we have organized this year’s Bento Packaging Activity Recognition Challenge.

Last Updated On: 
Sat, 07/31/2021 - 02:40
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Sayeda Shamma Alia, Kohei Adachi, Paula Lago, Nazmun Nahid, Haru Kaneko, Sozo Inoue