SERoCS: Safe and efficient robot collaborative systems for next generation intelligent industrial co-robots

Changliu Liu, Te Tang, Hsien-Chung Lin, Yujiao Cheng and Masayoshi Tomizuka
Miscellaneous, September, 2018

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Human-robot collaborations have been recognized as an essential component for future factories. It remains challenging to properly design the behavior of those co-robots. Those robots operate in dynamic uncertain environment with limited computation capacity. The design objective is to maximize their task efficiency while guaranteeing safety. This paper discusses a set of design principles of the safe and efficient robot collaboration system (SERoCS) for the next generation co-robots, which consists of robust cognition algorithms for environment monitoring, optimal task planning algorithms for safe human-robot collaborations, and safe motion planning and control algorithms for safe human-robot interactions. The proposed SERoCS will address the design challenges and significantly expand the skill sets of the co-robots to allow them work safely and efficiently with their human counterparts. The development of SERoCS will create a significant advancement toward adoption of co-robots in various industries. The experiments validate the effectiveness of SERoCS.

author = {Changliu Liu and Te Tang and Hsien-Chung Lin and Yujiao Cheng and Masayoshi Tomizuka},
title = {SERoCS: Safe and efficient robot collaborative systems for next generation intelligent industrial co-robots},
month = {September},
year = {2018},
} 2019-05-17T13:49:38-04:00