[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100950]
Researchers Prof Dikai Liu; Prof Kenneth Waldron; Prof Gamini Dissanayake; Mr Geoffrey Williams
Brief description A theoretical foundation needs to be developed in order for assistive robots to collaborate with human workers and optimise the capabilities of both the human and the robot. This project will develop methodologies that enable assistive robots to augment the strength of humans conducting physically demanding work, such as abrasive blasting, in complex industrial environments. It will address research challenges associated with perception and control of robotic systems that provide assistance-as-needed physical support to a worker intuitively and safely. The ultimate objectives are to improve productivity and reduce injuries. The outcomes will have significant and immediate impacts on assistive robotics research and industrial applications.
Funding Amount 301000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects