Robotic Assistance Technologies in Industrial Settings (RATIS)

IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, November 7

 

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline:

September 16, 2013

Workshop Date: Thursday,

November 7, 2013

Conference Dates:

Sunday-Thursday,

November 3-7, 2013

 

Associated Project:

Skill Assistance with Robot for Manual Welding

 

Organizing Laboratories:

Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Human Robotics Group, Imperial College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks a lot to our speakers and participants, for their great talks, for their comments, for the lively panel discussion and for their presence! Some of the presentations and papers are now online available on this website. A recap of the liveely panel discussion can be found at the left panel tab "Panel Recap". Here are some photos from the workshop. Please check the tab "Photos" for others.

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This is a half-day workshop that will take place on November 7, during the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, November 3-7, 2013, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.

Objective

This workshop aims at discussing and identifying modes of robotic system assistance in industrial settings. Various robotic assistance schemes have been developed in recent years such as power assist robots, workspace guidance robots, haptic interfaces providing both feedback and control, virtual reality trainers, interactive control schemes, learning by demonstration techniques, workspace monitoring techniques, workflow identification schemes, knowledge storage and retrieval systems, augmented reality systems, and user friendly robot control interfaces. However these technologies are not yet widely integrated to actual industrial practices. This workshop thus aims at establishing links between such assistance techniques and practice in industry. We will focus on the following questions:

  1. Where is robotic assistance advantageous relative to pure manual work and full automation?
  2. Which assistance techniques are readily applicable in industry?
  3. What are the requirements for an assistance scheme to be usable in industry?
  4. What are the example tasks from industry that such assistive schemes can be applied to?  

In this workshop invited speakers, from both academia and industry, working on assistive technologies for industry, will give talks. A call for papers will select running research papers to be orally presented during the workshop.The talks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the invited speakers and supplementary invited panelists.

List of Topics

The list of topics that characterize the content of the workshop are as follows:

Invited Speakers

Our invited speakers are among the top researchers in the field and from some of the most prominent robotics institutes and companies. Please click on the "Abstract" and "Biography" icons to view the related information.

Alin Albu-Schäffer

Title of Talk:

Human-Robot Cooperation with Torque-Controlled Light-Weight Robots in the Context of the Industry 4.0 Concept

Abstract: (Click)

Biography: (Click)

Julie Shah

Title of Talk:

Human-Robot Collaboration in Assembly Manufacturing

Abstract: (Click)

Biography: (Click)

Dragoljub T. Surdilovic

Title of Talk:

Collaborative Robots as Advanced Handling Systems for Efficient Assembly Applications

Abstract: (Click)

Biography: (Click)

Satoshi Suzuki

Title of Talk:

Human Adaptive Mechatronics and Human-System Modeling

Abstract: (Click)

Biography: (Click)

Rainer Bischoff

Title of Talk:

Robot Assistants for Manufacturing SMEs

Abstract: (Click)

Biography: (Click)

 

Call for Papers

The organizers invite submissions of 6-10 pages research papers, written in the paper style of the conference, to be orally presented during the workshop in 15 minutes talks. The papers will be reviewed and selected for presentation.

The papers can be submitted by e-mail to mustafasuphi.erden@epfl.ch.

Submission Deadline: September 16, 2013.

Notification of Acceptance: October 1, 2013.

Program of the Workshop

09:00-09:05

Opening

09:05-09:25

Human-Robot Cooperation with Torque-Controlled Light-Weight Robots in the Context of the Industry 4.0 Concept

Invited Speaker: Alin Albu-Schäffer

Institute: Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Abstract: (Click)

09:25-09:45

Human-Robot Collaboration in Assembly Manufacturing

Invited Speaker: Julie Shah

Institute: Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Abstract: (Click)

09:45-10:05

Collaborative Robots as Advanced Handling Systems for Efficient Assembly Applications

Invited Speaker: Dragoljub T. Surdilovic

Institute: Department for Automation and Robotics at Fraunhofer Institute-IPK Berlin, Germany

Abstract: (Click)

10:05-10:20

Definition of Hardware-Independent Robot Skills for Industrial Robotic Co-workers

Speaker: Rasmus Hasle Andersen

Authors: Rasmus Hasle Andersen, Thomas Sølund, John Hallam

Institutes: Danish Technological Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Abstract: (Click)

10:20-10:35

A Modular Cognitive System for Safe Human Robot Collaboration: Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Speaker: Frank Dittrich

Authors: Frank Dittrich, Stephan Puls, Heinz Wörn

Institute: Institute for Process Control and Robotics (IPR), Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Abstract: (Click)

10:35-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:20

Human Adaptive Mechatronics and Human-System Modeling

Invited Speaker: Satoshi Suzuki

Institute:Department of Robotics and Mechatronics at Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Abstract: (Click)

11:20-11:40

Robot Assistants for Manufacturing SMEs

Invited Speaker: Rainer Bischoff

Institute: KUKA Robot Group, Germany

Abstract: (Click)

11:40-11:55

Semi-automated Handling of Manhole Covers for Tank Wagon Processing Using Industrial Robots (Presentation)

Speaker: Christian Lehmann

Authors: Christian Lehmann, J. Philipp Städter, Ulrich Berger, Sebastian Keller, Harry Gnorski

Institutes: Brandenburg University of Technology, PCK Raffinerie, Germany

Abstract: (Click)

11:55-12:10

Integration of Two Autonomous Mobile Manipulators in a Real-worl Industrial Setting

Speaker: Volker Krüger

Authors: O. Madsen, S. Bøgh, C. Schou, R. S. Anderson, J. S. Damgaard, M. R. Pederson, V. Krüger

Institute: Aalborg University, Denmark

Abstract: (Click)

12:10-12:40

Panel: Open issues

Future research on assitive robotics for industrial settings

Coollaboration between research and industry

12:40-12:45

Closing

 

Organizers

Mustafa Suphi Erden (Contact Person, e-mail: mustafasuphi.erden@epfl.ch)

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory

Aude Billard

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory

Etienne Burdet

Imperial College, Human Robotics Group