D2: Human-Robot Cooperation in wooden house production

A large gantry robot assists human workers in handling and machining components for prefabricated wooden house modules. Robot tasks are planned from CAD models, which could also include nominal uncertainties. Using touch screens, mobile terminals etc., workers interact with robot planning and action activation, so that handling tasks are dynamically shared between worker and robot.

Future performance will be optimised by detected exception situations (e.g. using safety sensors) and interactively learned situation handling. Machining tasks are defined and planned from CAD data. By using sensor based control instead of only relying on plans from CAD data, production tolerances are handled such that machining patterns are according to sensed deviations of actual house module.

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