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SAVE THE DATE: 13th MARCH 2024 for „Human-robot collaboration and AI – hype or reality?”

On behalf of the 5 EU-funded projects: AI-PRISM, COGNIMAN, CONVERGING, FELICE, and FLUENTLY, we invite you to join and contribute to the „HRC and AI, Hype or reality? From pilots to best practices” workshop during the 15th edition of the European Robotics Forum, to be held on 15th March 2024 in Rimini, Italy. Collaborative robots…
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2 December 2023 0

CALL FOR PAPERS: Human-robots collaboration and AI – hype or reality?

We invite researchers, academics, and industry professionals to submit contributions for the workshop on “HRC and AI, Hype or Reality? From Pilots to Best Practices,” which will be held in conjunction with the 15th edition of the European Robotics Forum, to be held from 13-15 March 2024 in Rimini, Italy. The workshop aims to explore…
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30 November 2023 0

Research Update by Fraunhofer IML

The Fraunhofer IML research team has just presented a paper [1] at the IEEE CASE 2023 conference [2]. In their work they evaluated most of the available open source trajectory planners for static manipulators with the intention of finding a to find a trajectory planner that generates a robot motion that is optimal for human-robot…
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1 November 2023 0

Development Update: The FELICE Digital Mirror

The Digital Mirror is an additional part of the FELICE Digital Twin. It has to be considered as an approach to provide an add-on, i.e. something not originally foreseen and in addition to what is already stated in the FELICE technical proposal. The Digital Mirror uses some of the features and functionalities of the Real…
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1 November 2023 0

Development update: FELICE Adaptive Workstation (AWS)

The Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics (IAD) of the Technical University Darmstadt has completed the Adaptive Workstation Phase II prototype for integration into the Campus Manufacturing Line of the Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) in Melfi, Italy in September 2023. In current production systems, the assembly of larger work objects, such as car doors, can…
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1 November 2023 0

Research update: Human Behaviour Understanding

Visual monitoring of human behaviour during work activities is important for task progress monitoring to support fluency in human-robot collaboration, and for worker safety in industrial environments by assessing potential ergonomic risks through posture analysis. Ongoing integration activities of ICCS and FORTH aim to a) optimise the real-time extraction of 3D human pose information by…
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1 November 2023 0

Development Update: speech and gesture command recognition

UNISA is working on Phase II of the FELICE prototype system, improving the speech command recognition subsystem deployed on board the adaptive workstation and the robot. The module developed by UNISA controls the height and inclination of the adaptive workstation using voice commands. Furthermore, the operator can ask the robot to take specific tools, namely…
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13 August 2023 0

Update by CRF: Why flexible production systems matter

In a time of great change, automotive companies must adopt an approach focused on greater production flexibility to maintain profitability and product quality. Flexible manufacturing is able to respond to fluctuations and changes in demand that occur in increasingly shorter timescales than in the past. The FELICE project aims to support the increase of flexibility…
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13 August 2023 0

Research Update by Fraunhofer IML

Fraunhofer IML is currently working on the detection of the stress of human workers utilizing a Brain Computer Interface (BCI). Simple cognitive tests are conducted with several subjects. At the end, the subjects have to complete a questionnaire in addition. This helps the researchers to better understand cognitive load under certain circumstances and help robotic…
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5 July 2023 0