Georgia Tech Makes Human-Robot Interaction Safer
Most industrial robots operate in caged area, however, there are some robots that are used by operators for applications which raises a lot of safety concerns. These types of robots are an example of haptic technology and make the interaction between humans and these robots more complicated. In this blog entry, Dave Greenfield, Automation World, discusses how Georgia Tech closed this gap with the development of a control system that uses sensors to detect human arm muscle movement to help robots anticipate operator movement.
This video illustrates how Georgia Tech's control system works: