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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 Covit19 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 COVIT19 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: What's a robot?. What's not a robot?. How can robots help us?. Where can we find robots right now? Types of robots.
  • 2. WHAT'S HUMAN-ROBOT COLLABORATION - COBOTS (2 lessons): What's HRC?. What's the difference between a cobot and an industrial robot? Relevant examples. Industry 5.0: humans & robots in collaboration. Game theory and HRC. 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.
  • 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, nuclear, and spatial ones
  • 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. Demo with social-robot Maggie.
  • 6. FIELD & CONSTRUCTION ROBOTS: Classification of robots in construction. Robots for roads. Robots for bridges d. Robots for tunnels. Robots for lighting f. Robots for earthworks. Robots for construction of carts h. Infrastructure maintenance robots. Robots for marine and underwater works. Building applications k. Construction of structures l. Interior finish m. Cleaning and maintenance of facades
  • 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. Serious games. (Demo with a health-cobot)
  • 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.
  • 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 (Virtual TEO)


Jennifer Gago Professor

Jennifer Gago Muñoz

Industrial Engineer specialized in Robotics pursuing a Bachelor's in Philosophy. I have worked with X-ray mobile equipment at Siemens R&D, as a MATLAB Ambassador and as a researcher in UC3M Robotics_Lab. Actually, I’m an Academic Technical Specialist for Spain & Portugal of MathWorks, my work is to support researchers, professors, and advanced students to leverage MATLAB and Simulink for STEM higher education and research. I’m proud of my Thesis: “Development and integration of an anthropomorphic robotic hand in the humanoid robot TEO”, the robot that will be fluent in sign language.