Challenges in Developing a Collaborative Robotic Assistant for Automotive Assembly Lines

TitleChallenges in Developing a Collaborative Robotic Assistant for Automotive Assembly Lines
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2015
AuthorsUnhelkar, V. V., and J. A. Shah
Conference NameHRI Pioneers workshop
Pagination239-240
Date Published03/2015
Conference LocationPortland, Oregon, USA
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://interactive.mit.edu/sites/default/files/documents/unhelkar_HRI_Pioneers_2015.pdf
DOI10.1145/2701973.2702705
Refereed DesignationRefereed