Collaborative robots

introduction

Human-robot collaboration has an important role in smart factories since it contributes to the achievement of higher productivity and greater efficiency. Breaking workspace division between human and robot is challenging due to safety rules and interaction design.

Despite the complications there are strong pressures from research and companies to develop new paradigms because the resulting well-being would be revolutionary for industries. Other types of safety systems need to be introduced, so that collisions can be prevented by detecting obstacles as well as their motion, applying appropriate avoidance strategies, and harm to the human can be minimized in case of an unexpected or unavoidable impact.

research

In the Altair laboratory, research is carried out on automatic process modeling of collaborative processes and on obstacle avoidance. Recognizing the phases of a collaborative process can be useful for developing more efficient security and assistance systems in an Industry 4.0 perspective. We work also on the optimization of trajectory for surface recognition.

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Automatic Process Modeling

Automatic process modelling (APM) is an enabling technology for the development of intelligent manufacturing systems (IMSs). The analysis of obtained models enables the prompt detection of error-prone steps and the design of proper mitigation strategies, in all aspects of the manufacturing process, from parameter optimization to development of customized personnel training.

Gallery and selected publications

Selected Publications

research projects

Projects developed by ALTAIR along the years, including EU and Italian grants.

Kids University 2019

Kids University 2019

We are happy to take part to the annual edition of Kidsuniversity Verona 2019 with tho open labs dedicated to school classes and to families named "Past Present and Future of Robotics". Tuesday 17 September: Kidslab During the morning we had the pleasure to host two...

CARS 2019

CARS 2019

Computer Assisted Radioloy and Surgery Conference Edition 2018 - Rennes It was a pleasure for us to participate in one of the most important forums for innovation in healthcare technology. Paper presentation: Tagliabue, E., Dall’Alba, D., Magnabosco, E., Tenga, C.,...

Mutamenti Epocali

Mutamenti Epocali

25/02/2019 H21:00 Aula Morgagni del Policlinico Universitario, Via Giustiniani, 2, PadovaNuove frontiere della robotica: implicazioni umane e sociali.  A speech by Prof. Paolo Fiorini in the context of the "Mutamenti Epocali" corso di Cultura 2019 by Fondazione...

Forecast Project

Forecast Project

The first six months of the Forecast Project have been completed   The FORECAST project focuses on benchmarking force control algorithms for robotic locomotion applications such as exoskeletons and humanoids. Force control algorithms allow robots to adapt their...

ISMR and SSMR 2019

ISMR and SSMR 2019

Prof. Paolo Fiorini will be invited speaker at the yearly Spring School on Medical Robotics (SSMR) and at the International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) 2019. hosted on the campus of Georgia Tech from April 1–3, 2019. The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society...

CRAS 2019

CRAS 2019

ALTAIR Lab at CRAS Conference 2019 in Genova For the first time, the Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS) will be completely merged with the National Congress of the Italian Polispecialistic Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC) in...

Seminars with Fondazione Toniolo

Seminars with Fondazione Toniolo

A series of conferences organized by Fondazione Toniolo on the theme "Artificial Intelligence and Robotics between reality and science fiction: potential risks and real advantages" with invited speaker Prof. Paolo Fiorini. 21/01/2019 Robotica e intelligenza...

Kids University 2018

Kids University 2018

Open Lab  Also this year we are happy to participate in Kidsuniversity Verona, the annual event of popularization for children, teachers, families and institutions of the Verona area. 4th Edition from 13th to 23th September. Save these dates! KidsLab University –...

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