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CogLaboration

Project reference: 287888
Funded under

CogLaboration. Successful Real World Human-Robot Collaboration: From the Cognition of Human-Human\nCollaboration to the Cognition of Fluent Human-Robot Collaboration

From 2011-11-01 to 2015-01-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 304 101

EU contribution:

EUR 2 519 920

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
The CogLaboration project focuses on the object transfer procedure between a robot and a human, to provide successful and efficient robotic assistance to humans. Current techniques of human-robot object transfer usually consist in following a trajectory completely defined before the motion starts, limiting thus the capacity to adapt the motion plan to the uncontrolled human behavior.
CogLaboration will deliver a complete robotic system with the cognitive capacities needed for successful and safe human-robot collaboration.

Objective

This project focuses on the object transfer procedure between a robot and a human, considered to be a key aspect to be addressed in order to provide successful and efficient robotic assistance to humans.Current techniques of human-robot object transfer usually consist in following a trajectory completely defined before the motion starts, limiting thus the capacity to adapt the motion plan to the uncontrolled human behavior. Furthermore, the robotic arm motions usually do not rely on characteristics of the human motion dynamics, while the object transfer itself is generally realized without using sensing information as the human does with his hand.CogLaboration proposes to address this challenge by achieving three objectives. First, we will study the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of successful human-human object exchange in realistic task settings and conditions, including typical variations and unplanned and unanticipated situations. This observation aims to characterize the arm and hand trajectories, the force applied onto the object during the exchange, the visual information used to correct the motion, and the way gestures are used to provide information or trigger the exchange procedure. Second, we will develop a hierarchical control architecture based on state-of-the-art concepts from cognitive neurosciences and exploiting the key-characteristics of the human-human exchange to provide the robot with the required cognitive abilities. Third, we will build a vision-driven robotic system comprising a lightweight arm and a hand with tactile sensors and evaluate it against the same metrics that we will have derived from our studies of object exchange between humans. This evaluation will follow a scenario-driven methodology, through the definition of two detailed scenarios considering work and home settings.CogLaboration will thus deliver a complete robotic system with the cognitive capacities needed for successful and safe human-robot collaboration.

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Coordinator

TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 634 800


Parque Tecnologico De Asturias, Parcela 30
33428 Llanera Asturias
Spain
Administrative contact: Victor Fernandez-Carbajales Canete
Tel.: +34625772544
Fax: +34985964190
E-mail

Participants

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 527 942


PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE BIZKAIA - CALLE GELDO - EDIFICIO 700
48160 DERIO
Spain
Administrative contact: Anthony Remazeilles
Tel.: +34 943 105 101
Fax: +34 946 460 900
E-mail
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 426 902


PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA 33
56127 PISA
Italy
Administrative contact: Paolo Dario
Tel.: +39050883053
Fax: +39050883101
E-mail
R.U.Robots Limited
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 347 127


EDEN VALE 4
M28 1WF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Geoff Pegman
Tel.: +44 161 7993898
Fax: +44 161 7033745
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 583 149


Edgbaston
B15 2TT BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: May Chung
Tel.: +441214158202
Fax: +441214146056
E-mail
Record Number: 101415 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01