An augmented reality human-robot physical collaboration interface design for shared, large-scale, labour-intensive manufacturing tasks

Wesley P. Chan, Geoffrey Hanks, Maram Sakr, Tiger Zuo, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, Elizabeth Croft

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Abstract

This paper investigate potential use of augmented reality (AR) for physical human-robot collaboration in large-scale, labour-intensive manufacturing tasks. While it has been shown that use of AR can help increase task efficiency in teleoperative and robot programming tasks involving smaller-scale robots, its use for physical human-robot collaboration in shared workspaces and large-scale manufacturing tasks have not been well-studied. With the eventual goal of applying our AR system to collaborative aircraft body manufacturing, we compare in a user study the use of an AR interface we developed with a standard joystick for human robot collaboration in an experiment task simulating industrial carbon-fibre-reinforced-polymer manufacturing procedure. Results show that use of AR yields reduced task time and physical demand, with increased robot utilization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
EditorsMarcia O’Malley
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages11308-11313
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728162126
ISBN (Print)9781728162133
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2020
EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2020 - Virtual, Las Vegas, United States of America
Duration: 24 Jan 202124 Jan 2021
https://ieeexplore-ieee-org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/xpl/conhome/9340668/proceeding
https://www.iros2020.org (Website)

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Eelctrical and Electronic Engineers Inc.
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleIROS 2020
CountryUnited States of America
CityLas Vegas
Period24/01/2124/01/21
Internet address

Cite this