|Title||Challenges in Developing a Collaborative Robotic Assistant for Automotive Assembly Lines|
|Publication Type||Workshop Paper|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Unhelkar, V. V., and J. A. Shah|
|Conference Name||ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI)|
|Workshop Name||Workshop on HRI Pioneers|
Industrial robots are on the verge of emerging from their cages, and entering the final assembly to work along side humans. Towards this we are developing a collaborative robot capable of assisting humans in the final automotive assembly. Several algorithmic as well as design challenges exist when the robots enter the unpredictable, human-centric and time-critical environment of final assembly. In this work, we briefly discuss a few of these challenges along with developed solutions and proposed methodologies, and their implications for improving human-robot collaboration.