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Acquiring assembly skills by robot learning

Descrizione del progetto

Convalida di un sistema robotico di apprendimento autonomo delle abilità

Con il rapido avanzamento delle tecnologie robotiche, numerosi settori stanno abbracciando questi nuovi dispositivi. Uno di questi è il settore industriale, che beneficia di robot industriali costruiti per ripetere automaticamente diverse attività migliaia di volte. Perché non programmare robot per eseguire un’attività motoria complessa? Sfortunatamente, si tratta di un compito impegnativo nonché dispendioso in termini di tempo e denaro. Il progetto AssemblySkills, finanziato dall’Unione europea, intende superare questa sfida convalidando un sistema di apprendimento autonomo delle abilità che consentirebbe ai robot industriali di ottenere una gran quantità di abilità motorie a costi inferiori e in meno tempo.

Obiettivo

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.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

ERC-POC - Proof of Concept Grant

Istituzione ospitante

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 150 000,00
Indirizzo
KAROLINENPLATZ 5
64289 Darmstadt
Germania

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Regione
Hessen Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
Nessun dato

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