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.
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.
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.
Projects developed by ALTAIR along the years, including EU and Italian grants.
We are organizing a workshop at the annual edition of the European Robotics Forum titled Robotics in lighthouse areas.
Locomotion strategies for quadruped robots – A seminar by Michele Focchi, currently a Researcher at the DLS team in IIT.
Our traditional Christmas Clip has just been released! We had so much fun in the making of. Enjoy and share it!
Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year from the ALTAIR Lab Team.
Paolo Fiorini was one of the speakers of the Festival del futuro in the session “Living healthier and longer: challenges and promises for the next decade”. Full speech available.
The Computer Science Department celebrates European Robotics Week 2019 with a calendar of events for students, families, and enthusiasts of new technologies.
Computer simulation meets Robotics. On 13 November 2019 ALTAIR Lab organizes a workshop on next generation intelligent surgical systems. Register now!
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...
Computer Assisted Radioloy and Surgery Conference Rennes, 18-21 June 2019 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.,...
The first six months of the Forecast Project have been completed with a paper submission The FORECAST project focuses on benchmarking force control algorithms for robotic locomotion applications such as exoskeletons and humanoids. As a result, tools will be...
Workshop: Towards Robotic Autonomy in Surgery On June 23rd 2019 we had the pleasure to participate to the annual Hamlyn Symposium on Robotics 2019, at the Royal Geographical Society, London and organizing the workshop "Towards Robotic Autonomy in Surgery" sponsored by...