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Seminar - Björn Hein Sep 18
Please join us for a special RIM Seminar talk by Björn Hein, from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) , on Tuesday, September 18 at 2 pm in MiRC 102 A&B.
Robot programming made easy ?! - Assisting technologies for programming and controlling robots
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Direct human-robot interaction opens up new possibilities in production and is the base of many tele-manipulation scenarios. But direct control or programming schemes put high mental stress on a person. A clear goal has to be to make this interaction more intuitive and easier. In the presentation assisting concepts are introduced that are designed to simplify the process of programming or controlling robots by humans significantly. The basic idea is the combination of assistive technologies (e.g. collision avoidance, automatic path planning, automatic path optimization) and appropriate interaction interfaces (e.g. augmented reality, new input devices), that means the combination of brain power and intuition of humans and (semi-) autonomous capabilities of the robot. The combination of these techniques and their possible applications are illustrated using examples from industrial and tele-manipulation scenarios.
Björn Hein studied electrical engineering with focus on control theory and received 2003 his PhD concerning automatic collision-free path planning at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In May 2010 he finished his post-doctoral lecture qualification for computer science with stress on human-robot-interaction. His research focus comprises of: algorithms for collision free motion planning and path optimization, methods for intuitive and automatic programming of robots, human-robot interaction and multimodal and semi-automatic tele-control of robots. In 2012 Björn Hein was appointed as Professor for "Interaction Technologies for Robot Systems" at the Institute for Process Control and Robotics (IPR) of the KIT.