The Biomimic Cobots program is led by University of Technology Sydney with three projects that are based at all three partner universities.
This program aims to address the fundamental challenges of enabling robots to work with humans in the conditions Australian manufacturing industry demands, and to build skills and capacity for the future workforce deploying these new technologies.
The goal of the Program is to allow collaborative robots to mimic humans in acquiring perception and awareness, learning, adaptation and manipulation skills. The Program will develop the robot perception, motion planning and learning theory, and algorithms for safe, reliable, adaptive and comfortable human-robot/robot-robot adaptation for tasks such as welding, assembly, inspection, material handling and polishing.
The Program seeks novel solutions to the following research questions confronting Australian manufacturers:
- How a robot gains skills and knowledge with no or minimal task-specific programming;
- How a robot mimics human sensing and control ability to execute a contact task in achieving the finishing goals;
- How a collaborative robot with augmented mobility executes a complex task in a large unconstrained space.
The Program will further develop testbeds embedded with Partner Organisations to validate the research outcomes resulting from each project.
Learn more about the researchers participating in this program.