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Human Robot Colaboration

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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesHuman Robot Colaboration

New generation of collaborative robots is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension with a disruptive impact on the economy, production, professions, and culture of our global society. The covid19 act as accelerator of the development of this technology… Are you ready to take advantage of it?

The generations of robots now being developed will increasingly touch people and their lives. They will explore, work, and interact with humans in their homes, workplaces, in new production systems, and in challenging field domains. The emerging robots will provide increased support in mining, underwater, hostile environments, as well as in domestic, health, industry, and service applications. Combining the experience and cognitive abilities of the human with the strength, dependability, reach, and endurance of robots will fuel a wide range of new robotic applications. The discussion focuses on design concepts, control architectures, task primitives and strategies that bring human modelling and skill understanding to the development of this new generation of collaborative robots ”.

Collaborative robots are joining our lives in accelerated way. The process of incorporation of robotic technologies were usually initiated in industries, consolidated, and gradually moved into everyday life, but it is no longer the case. The most recent example is the impact of the collaborative robots in the health area during the covid19 pandemic. COBOTS have been taken quickly prominence and gone from being prototypes to taking responsibility in activities as: disinfection work, transport of goods, remote consultations, information posts to the public, among other functions... they arrived to stay. All professions are going to be affected with our new co-workers, so knowing what they can do and what they will do in the close future is more than useful, it is necessary.

Learning Objectives

  • To Know that they are collaborative robots, their usefulness, and the impact they will have on our Society.
  • To know the state-of-art of the Robots that work together with humans
  • Understand the impact of COBOTS on different professions and its impact in the persons who work with them
  • Understand that any Human-Robot collaboration project is a cross-cutting development that requires the knowledge of various professionals, it is concurrent engineering projects
  • Boosting entrepreneurship and intra-entrepreneurship with a technology that is being promoted from the public and private sectors
  • Discuss the ethical framework in the use of these technologies


Human Robot Colaboration

  • 1. INTRO: ROBOTICS: Whats a robot?. Whats not a robot?. How can robots help us?. Where can we find robots right now? Types of robots.
  • 2. WHATS HUMAN-ROBOT COLLABORATION - COBOTS (2 lessons): Whats HRC?. Whats the difference between a cobot and an industrial robot? Evolution of robots. Robot Shakey. Relevant examples. Industry 5.0: humans & robots in collaboration. Types of cobots.
  • 3. COBOTS VS AUTONOMOUS INTELLIGENT ROBOTS (2 lessons): Autonomy. Intelligence. Introduction to robot perception. Introduction to decision making. Introduction to human-robot interaction. Robot-ethics. Manuela Veloso and Ayanna Howard research on robotics.
  • 4. ROBOTIC TELEPRESENCE AND TELEOPERATION: Teleoperation history. Teleoperation overview & requirements. Main teleoperation concepts ii. Main telepresence concepts. Human factors in teleoperation. Physiology of the human body. The sense of touch. Requirements for telemanipulation. Applications: submarine, and spatial ones. Ishiguro robots.
  • 5. SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC ROBOTS (2 lessons): Applications of social robots. Social robots for users with special needs. Robots for domestic work. Intelligent houses. Integration of robotics and domotics. Impact in social professions. Robocup benchmark, origins, and advancements on the field.
  • 6. REASONING IN MAPS (2 lessons): Logistics, space. Automated Planning, Reasoning. Control architecture. Modelling the problem and goals. Agents. Amazon’s Kiva robots. Morocco Fields for Mars. Drones in electrical infrastructures. Drones in exhibitions (Superbowl, CES). Particle swarms.
  • 7. MEDICAL AND HEALTH ROBOTICS: Medical robotics. Surgical robots. Scanning robots of the human body d. Radiation therapy robots. Medical training robots. Rehabilitation robotics. Exoskeletons. Elena García Armada. Serious games.
  • 8. INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITS) Introduction. Vehicles of the Future and Intelligent Transport Systems: History, Sensing in Autonomous Systems: Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Long distance Sensors: Laser y radar, Computer Vision. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Signal Recognition, Pedestrian Detection Systems, Adaptive Control Cruise and Control Monitoring Systems. Autonomous Vehicles (self-driving car).
  • 9. HUMANOID: State of the art of humanoids. Definitions and classification of stability criteria. Classical models. Generation of gaits of humanoids. Tasks generation: skills, learning, etc. Grasping abilities. Famous commercial and non-commercial robots: Boston dynamics, Softbank Robotics, PAL robotics.


Nerea Luis Professor

Nerea Luis Mingueza

Nerea Luis is PhD in Artificial Intelligence (Cum Laude) from the Carlos III University of Madrid and is currently working as Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Sngular. She is an active and award-winning engineer, researcher and speaker in science and tech events. In 2016, she won the Google Anita Borg scholarship by Google for her technological initiatives,. Among them, she cofounded T3chFest, a free-of-entrance technology event (+2000 attendees) which also promotes and highlights the lack of diversity in that sector. in the same year she made a doctoral stay at Carnegie Mellon University under the supervision of Herbert A. Simon / Prof. Manuela Veloso. In 2018 the COTEC Foundation selected her as an expert in Technology, Talent and Gender within its network “Los 100 de Cotec”. That same year she was selected as a scientific advising technician, in the Science in Parliament initiative promoted by Congress. Also, in 2018, she has won the Innovative ICT recognition by the Cibervoluntarios Foundation and the Business Insider has recognized her as one of the 23 talents under 35 for leading the technological revolution. Recently, she has been awarded by the Royal House with the award for the Civil Merit Order and has been included on the Top 100 Women Leaders in Spain