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Acquiring assembly skills by robot learning

Descripción del proyecto

Validar un sistema autónomo de aprendizaje de habilidades para robots

Las tecnologías robóticas avanzan con rapidez, por eso numerosos sectores adoptan estos nuevos dispositivos. Uno de ellos es el sector industrial que se beneficia de los robots industriales que se han construido para repetir automáticamente varias tareas miles de veces. ¿Y qué sucede con la programación de robots para que realicen una tarea motora compleja? Lamentablemente, esto supone un reto y sigue requiriendo una gran cantidad de tiempo y dinero. El proyecto AssemblySkills, financiado con fondos europeos, tiene por objeto superar este reto validando un sistema autónomo de aprendizaje de habilidades que permita a los robots industriales obtener una multitud de habilidades motoras a menor coste y en menos tiempo.


Present-day industrial robots are made for the purpose of repeating several tasks thousands of times. What the
manufacturing industry needs instead is a robot that can do thousands of tasks, a few times. Programming a robot to solve
just one complex motor task has remained a challenging, costly and time-consuming task. In fact, it has become the key
bottleneck in industrial robotics. Empowering robots with the ability to autonomously learn such tasks is a promising
approach, and, in theory, machine learning has promised fully adaptive control algorithms which learn both by observation
and trial-and-error. However, to date, learning techniques have yet to fulfil this promise, as only few methods manage to
scale into the high-dimensional domains of manipulator robotics, or even the new upcoming trend of collaborative robots.
The goal of the AssemblySkills ERC PoC is to validate an autonomous skill learning system that enables industrial robots to
acquire and improve a rich set of motor skills. Using structured, modular control architectures is a promising concept to scale
robot learning to more complex real-world tasks. In such a modular control architecture, elemental building blocks – called
movement primitives, need to be adapted, sequenced or co-activated simultaneously. Within the ERC PoC AssemblySkills,
our goal is to group these modules into an industry-scale complete software package that can enable industrial robots to
learn new skills (particularly in assembly tasks). The value proposition of our ERC PoC is a cost-effective, novel machine
learning system that can unlock the potential of manufacturing robots by enabling them to learn to select, adapt and
sequence parametrized building blocks such as movement primitives. Our approach is unique in the sense that it can
acquire more than just a single desired trajectory as done in competing approaches, capable of save policy adaptation,
requires only little data and can explain the solution to the robot operator.

Régimen de financiación

ERC-POC - Proof of Concept Grant

Institución de acogida

Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 150 000,00
64289 Darmstadt

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Hessen Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Coste total
Sin datos

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