We present a system for safe human-robot collaboration through the use of virtual barriers created in augmented reality (AR). In any human-robot cooperative scenario, safety is foremost important and must be guaranteed. Using a Microsoft HoloLens AR headset, our system provides two mechanisms for ensuring safety - 1) a person barrier that encapsulates and follows the user to protect the user from collision with the robot. 2) virtual barriers that can be created and placed arbitrarily by the user to protect surrounding objects or regions from the robot. We demonstrate the usefulness of our system through two case studies representing tasks in collaborative manufacturing, showing how our system achieves seamless operation through two different response behaviours to barrier collisions.
|Title of host publication||Robotic Co-workers 4.0|
|Subtitle of host publication||Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Robotic Co-Workers 4.0 2018: Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments - Madrid, Spain|
Duration: 5 Oct 2018 → 5 Oct 2018
|Conference||Robotic Co-Workers 4.0 2018|
|Period||5/10/18 → 5/10/18|