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Human-Robot-Interaction

How do we design robots that work better with humans

This program is led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with three projects that are based at QUT and UTS.  The program is jointly led by:

In conventional Human Robot Collaboration (HRC), safety has been paramount and humans are trained to simply use the robot as a tool. To increase the scope of genuine collaboration, operators need to interact safely with an industrial robot across the whole production cycle, with minimal need for training. Novel interaction approaches using multi-sensory interfaces, gesture control devices and augmented reality can reduce training costs, enable rapid prototyping, and make robots safer and easy to use in production tasks.

This Program addresses how humans are made aware of the movement and intentions of robotic systems (mutual awareness & robotic intention visualisation),
how to build toolkits for the rapid prototyping of collaborative robotic solutions, and how to leverage multimodal interaction, including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, with robotic systems.

The Program will be based on an in-depth understanding of collaborative work routines and the task domain. It will develop domain appropriate HRC solutions and build skills and capacity for industry to adopt the Program’s outcomes.

Learn more about the researchers participating in this program.

Jared Donovan

Research Program Co-lead (Human-Robot Interaction program)
Queensland University of Technology
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Markus Rittenbruch

Research Program Co-lead (Human-Robot Interaction program)
Queensland University of Technology
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Marc Carmichael

Chief Investigator
University of Technology Sydney
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Lee Clemon

Research Program Co-lead (Quality Assurance and Compliance program)
University of Technology Sydney
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Robert Fitch

Chief Investigator
University of Technology Sydney
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Mats Isaksson

Chief Investigator
Swinburne University of Technology
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Anjali Tumkur Jaiprakash

Chief Investigator
Queensland University of Technology
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Learn more about the researchers participating in this program.

Project 2.1: Robotic Intention visualisation

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Project 2.2: Human Robotic Interaction prototyping toolkit

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Project 2.3: Multi-modal HRC

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