A robotic teleoperation system is necessary for the exploration of disaster sites and unmanned construction. To effectively achieve teleoperation tasks, human operators of robots need the information of the surrounding environment and the robot itself. In this session, studies on robotic teleoperation are introduced from the aspect of remote-control systems and sensing technologies to supply the information of sites to operators.
Environment Monitoring and Management; Systems for Search and Rescue Applications; Systems for Field Applications
SS02: Human-Robot Collaboration - Changing society by redefining work
Organizer: Hans-Jürgen Buxbaum, Sumona Sen*
Since the introduction of Industry 4.0, a multitude of new technologies have come onto the market that have permanently changed the work in factory floors. Flexibility in manufacturing and assembly should make it possible to respond more individually to customer wishes. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of manual workplaces that have potential for improvement in accordance with ergonomic guidelines. In many cases, these manual workplaces can be significantly upgraded by the use of collaborative robots (Cobots) in Human-Robot collaboration (HRC) scenarios. In the future, a new area will become more and more relevant for the use of Cobots. Cobots are increasingly being used in medical applications and also as assistance systems for entertainment and support. The versatile application to use human capabilities, such as their intellectuality and the robot's skills, like performance and precision, turns them into the pioneers of a new generation of machines.
Human-Robot Cooperation/Collaboration; Human-Robot/System Interaction; Human Factors and Human-in-the-Loop
SS03: Applied Field Robotics Through Machine Learning
Robots today are gaining in popularity and complexity. At the same time, their tasks and environments are also increasing in complexity. Recent advances in machine learning have allowed to bridge that gap and enabled robotics to present itself as a practical solution to several real-world problems. The proposed special session aims to promote research focused on, but not limited to, robotics with applications to the environment, construction, forestry, agriculture, mining, subsea, infrastructure, search and rescue, … with emphasis on machine learning applications. Experimental robotics and works possessing both theoretical and practical significance will be promoted.
Recently, the integration of information technology, network technology, and robot technology has discussed from various point of view. This special session discusses on real space service system that served various services using above technologies in the environments such as homes, offices, stores, nursing homes, hospitals, and etc. The main topics of interest are practical technology/theory to solve the real problems of the environments.
Systems for Service/Assistive Applications; Human-Robot/System Interaction; Logistics Systems
The session will focus on cutting edge technology for human-robotic systems collaboration, where stress-free sensing and assisting, flexibility and safety for harmonizing human-machine communication are core topics. The theme of human-robotic systems collaboration includes
robotic system uses in research for assistance of productive activity and the development of robotic systems that interact collaboratively with human users.
In this session, new results and recent research activities will be introduced. In addition, it will be an opportunity to discuss the topics of state-of-the-art human-robotic systems collaboration and explore further new potential directions of the research on human-robotic systems collaboration.
This special session will be organized by IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Technical Committee on Human factors and Technical Committee on Control, Robotics, and Mechatronics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
System integration in the field of human-robotic systems collaboration
Advanced sensing in the field of human-robotic systems collaboration
Advanced human interface in the field of human-robotic systems collaboration
Applications and case studies in the field of human-robotic systems collaboration
Human factors in the field of human-robotic systems collaboration
Approaches to standardizing display and control of technologies
Perceptual and cognitive abilities of robots
Prediction of mechatronic behavior
Real-world implications for human-robot interaction
Human-Robot Cooperation/Collaboration; Human Factors and Human-in-the-Loop; Mechatronics Systems
SS06: Interaction Management in Connected Society & Systems
At the era of Information and Communication Technology, everybody is connected and asked to manage interactions among people, between people and artificial systems, and among systems themselves. This special session takes place in the 4.0 world and deals with the problems related to the use of different devices, applications and documents. All this content is used to share and exchange data /information, which leads to many different problems to solve: interoperability; trust; privacy; identity; acquaintances; accessibility; usability.
The goal of the special session is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners involved in different and complementary domains to confront research results and discuss key problems. The major topics of interest of this special session include, but are not limited to:
Software Design and System Integration
Human Factors in Systems
Numerical Identity, Trust and Privacy
Knowledge Engineering and Management
Cooperation and Organization
Interactions in Cyber Physical System
System of Systems
Recommender System/Context-Aware Recommender System/Decision Support Systems
Human Machine Interaction (assistance or representation)
Human Robot Interaction
Robotics and Automation
Applications in several domains like Health, Crisis Management, Manufacturing, Logistics, Smart Mobility or Systems are welcome.
Software, Middleware and Programming Environments; Systems for Service/Assistive Applications
SS07: Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production
Organizer: Minna Lanz*, András Czmerk, Anton Mauersberger
This session is focusing on the system integration from the technology, business and skills transfer perspective. The session is organised for the H2020 TRINITY: Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production in Future European Manufacturing Ecosystems -project.
The main objective of TRINITY is to create a network of digital innovation hubs (DIHs) composed of Research Centers and University Groups specialized in Advanced Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT), supported by a DIH with experts in Robotics Cyber security to contribute to novel robotics solutions that will increase agility in production. The second objective is to continue this network after the ramp-up phase, by building a sustainable business model throughout the project lifetime. The third objective is to deliver a critical mass of use case demonstrations in collaboration with industry to support the industrial modernization leading to more agile production and increase the competitiveness of European companies.
How to integrate different emerging technology modules and how to support the industrial adoption process from the technology perspective.
How to adopt the technology via skills, education, and training methods.
Methods to aid emerging technology take-up from the business perspective.
SS08: Multi-Robot Systems; Sensor Networks; Path Planning for Multiple Mobile Robots or Agents
Organizer: Tu Dac Ho*, Shigeru Shimamoto, Esten Ingar Grøtli
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are increasingly used in many contexts to support humans and facilitate system integration, especially in applications where
environments are dangerous or difficult to reach. In addition, applications in other areas, such as public safety, inspection, surveillance, agriculture, innovative forest, exploration, search & rescue, and logistics, have gained attention lately and underline the potential of broad deployment of networked UAVs and autonomous vehicles.
Furthermore, the recent advent of highly capable UAVs has also led to an increased interest in using UAVs to boost the performance and coverage of existing and future cellular systems (e.g., 5G/6G networks). This special session will focus on the challenges of integrating UAVs
into the networks above and applications that generally require the cooperation of a broad range of mobile devices (e.g. manned, unmanned and autonomous vehicles) with varying communications and networking capabilities.
Multi-Robot Systems; Sensor Networks; Path Planning for Multiple Mobile Robots or Agents